Application Note

Shale Gas Water Treatment Strategies

Source: Veolia Water Technologies

The market-changing growth of shale gas production in recent years has resulted in the emergence of pressing environmental and water management challenges. Treating large quantities of water used in the hydraulic fracturing process is a major concern for operators.

For shale gas to become a key energy source in the future, operators must meet the myriad of challenges related to water sourcing, treatment, and disposal. It is essential to work closely with the local, state, and federal regulatory environmental agencies, manage the stress placed on the local fresh water supplies, and develop effective and economical wastewater management plans.