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Kaizen uses proprietary methods to clean the water used for hydraulic fracturing in order to return an exceptional 70-90% of clean water that meets EPA requirements for drinking water.
Define Hydraulic Fracturing
Also known as fracking, hydraulic fracturing is a well-stimulation technique in which rock is fractured by a pressurized liquid. The process involves the high-pressure injection of 'fracking fluid' (primarily water, containing sand or other proppants suspended with the aid of thickening agents) into a wellbore to create cracks in the deep-rock formations through which natural gas, petroleum, and brine will flow more freely. When the hydraulic pressure is removed from the well, small grains of hydraulic fracturing proppants (either sand or aluminium oxide) hold the fractures open.
There are currently 70 to 140 billion gallons of water used to fracture 35,000 wells in the U.S. each year
300,000 to 4 million pounds of proppants used per well.. This is sand or ceramic beads
-air quality degradation
Approximately the water consumption of 40 to 80 cities with 50,000 people in it.
By combining the various technologies licensed to Kaizen Fluid Systems, we have created one of the most advanced systems for the cleaning of any contaminated water. We are successful in extracting virtually all chemicals, silts, clays, chlorides, bacteria, fungus, parasites, NORM and other contaminants from any water source and returning pure clean water and other useful products. The process is classed as electromechanical and in most cases converts the extracted solids, liquids or gasses into useful commodities thus virtually eliminating the need for any type of disposal. This is a specific system for the oil & gas frac flow-back and produced water problems. We have confidence in our equipment reliability as the equipment and technologies were designed for specific applications in other industries not associated with what their new roles are in our processes, or were used as stand alone pieces of equipment for long periods of time.
By combining, modifying and designing the new integration systems, a world class treatment process that is very successful at water/solids separation, and the breakdown and conversion of toxic compounds found or suspended in water into useful products in a continuous flow throughput is available to the oil and gas industry. Our process has the capacity to handle any volume by simply using larger and smaller treatment trains used in tandem so the desired throughput is attained.
The concentration of the contaminants will affect the speed at which any specific treatment train can process; however there is no limitation on the toxicity or TDS concentration with the process. This is a unique feature as all other systems are restricted in most cases by TDS levels. We have successfully treated waters with TDS of over 330,000 ppm and returned water with a TDS of below 200 ppm (Canadian and US drinking water standard is 500 ppm), chemicals and metals in concentrations at a fraction of those permitted for potable water, pure chlorides suitable for commercial use and pure brine water for reuse in the industry.
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