ThermoEnergy and STW Resources Transform Oil & Gas Produced/Flowback Water into Fresh Water in the P
ThermoEnergy and STW Resources Transform Oil & Gas Produced/Flowback Water into Fresh Water in the Permian Basin
Successful Pilot Test of TurboFrac® Produced Water Recycling System Reduces Total Dissolved Solids to Levels Below Suggested EPA Secondary Standards for Potable Water
WORCESTER, Mass. & MIDLAND, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- ThermoEnergy Corporation (OTCBB: TMEN) and STW Resources Holding Corp. (STW) (STWS:PK) announced they have completed a successful pilot test of ThermoEnergy's TurboFrac® produced water recycling system. The Pilot was conducted at a major oil producer's site near Midland, Texas. STW provided access and operated the site in conjunction with ThermoEnergy. The purpose of the pilot was to demonstrate the performance and durability of the TurboFrac system.
ThermoEnergy TurboFrac Produced Water Recycling System Pilot Test Near Midland, TX
(See video of pilot at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yc3r0dCIBrM)
While in operation, the TurboFrac system processed produced water with a 72% fresh water recovery rate while reducing Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) from 102,000 Mg/L to 40 Mg/L, and reduced chlorides from approximately 84,000 Mg/L to 16.5 Mg/L or less. A concentrated ten pound brine of over 400,000 Mg/L was also produced.
The TurboFrac produced water recycling system is based on ThermoEnergy's proprietary CAST® (Controlled Atmosphere Separation Technology), a flash vacuum assisted distillation system that the company has deployed at more than 80 industrial sites in the U.S. as well as in Europe, Asia and Africa.
Using ThermoEnergy's TurboFrac system, STW will provide clients with water management services utilizing a superior technology that has high fresh water recovery rates, excellent water quality, and reusable 10 pound brine at a cost below other water reclamation systems.
STW Chief Executive Officer, Stanley Weiner, said "We are very impressed by the TurboFrac system's performance and durability. Weiner added, "During the pilot, the system performed consistently on all produced waters that we processed and tested through a certified third party lab. The ability to recycle produced water into fresh water can offer our customers both economic and environmental advantages over other treatment options and reduce the need to utilize precious fresh water resources."
"Although ThermoEnergy is a relatively new name in the oil and gas industry, the company has been treating and recycling wastewater similar to produced water for nearly 20 years," said ThermoEnergy Chairman and CEO, James Wood. "ThermoEnergy systems can not only recycle produced water for reuse in fracking fluids, they can also process the water to quality levels suitable for agriculture, or safe disposal without the need for trucking to EPA approved disposal wells. These systems also recover and purify the brine in produced water, a commodity that has a high economic value and use for drilling and fracking operations."
"We were pleased with STW's competence in running the system with minimal supervision from ThermoEnergy engineers," noted ThermoEnergy Chief Technology Officer, Stephen Brown. "We are confident that STW will provide exceptional service to its customers using the TurboFrac equipment."
About ThermoEnergy Corp.
Founded in 1988, ThermoEnergy is a diversified technologies company engaged in the worldwide development, sales and commercialization of patented and/or proprietary wastewater treatment and recovery systems. The company has been a pioneer in the development of sustainable water treatment technologies that help customers operate more efficiently, save money, reduce their carbon footprints, and meet sustainability goals. Additional information on the Company and its technologies can be found on its website at www.thermoenergy.com
About STW Resources Holdings Corp.
STW Resources Holdings Corp. consults and provides customized water analysis, reclamation and remediation services to a variety of complex industrial and municipal applications throughout several geographic locations. As an independent solutions provider, STW works closely with its manufacturer to customize the most highly efficient reclamation method. This technology is available as fixed or mobile units with varying capabilities. Current potential project locations include the Eagle Ford Shale (TX), and the West Texas Delaware and Permian Basins (TX). STW is also involved in the oilfield construction business providing road, pit, location, and water pond construction. It also offers evaporation covers for the elimination of evaporation on frac ponds used throughout the oilfield. It is a conservational and economic method of preserving one of our natural resources and can be floated on to existing ponds or installed during construction. It also eliminates algae growth, doubles as a bird net, and reduces erosion of pond infrastructure. High quality liners with fusion-welded seams, quality control testing including air tests of seams and destruction testing are also offered. Visit http://www.stwresources.com/
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