IX Power Clean Water’s Treatment System for Produced Water
Water produced along with the mining of oil & gas (O&G) introduces hundreds of billions of gallons of contaminated water into the environment each year. Produced water is highly saline and contaminated with a complex mixture of salts, volatile and semi-volatile organics, metals, organic acids, and particulates, as well as additives from the drilling process. O&G companies pay to have this contaminated water cleaned or trucked to reinjection sites for disposal—an expensive and time-consuming process that can represent as much as 10% of the total cost of hydrocarbon production. Produced water accounts for 98% of the waste stream from oil & gas recovery.
IX Power Clean Water is manufacturing a new system to eliminate organic hydrocarbons in produced water. This system was developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).
This treatment system offers O&G companies and water users a cost-effective treatment process to decontaminate produced water for beneficial use. In addition to lowering production costs, IX Water OG™ provides a new water resource for industry and agriculture and a more environmentally friendly solution for disposing of produced water.