Membranes reclaim aggressive produced water from California oilfield
Dr Craig Bartels, vice-president of technology, and Rich Franks, senior manager for RO/NF application, Nitto Denko/Hydranautics
This article describes how, in a Californian oilfield, a reverse-osmosis process has operated for two years at high pH for the removal of dissolved salts and organics - including sodium, silica, boron and TOC. The treated water is then reused for environmental augmentation purposes.
This article first appeared in the February/March 2011 issue of Desalination & Water Reuse magazine.
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