posted at Gas, Oil and Mining Contractor Magazine
By Kim Peterson - Online Exclusives
OriginOil is hitting the road to showcase its electro water separation technology for potential licensees. The company wants to contribute to the growing trend of recycling frac flowback and produced water...
OriginOil's CLEAN-FRAC system uses electro water separation technology and includes three different processes: electrocoagulation, electro-oxidation and elctroflotation. The electrocoagulation phase uses reactor tubes and pulses of DC current to break down the emulsion of oil and water, forming larger droplets of oil that are easier to remove from water.
In the electro-oxidation phase, oxidizing agents are produced and kill bacteria and break down the molecular chain of other soluble organic materials. Electroflotation then brings the oil and other particles to the surface for removal.