Katz Water Tech, LLC (Houston, TX)
In one embodiment the apparatus is described. In this embodiment, the apparatus comprises at least one device to purify water in which a purified component is separated from a saline component; wherein the device can remove selectivecomponents from the water. Other embodiments of the apparatus include the ability to regulate the purification process to achieve the desired density of saline components
In a second embodiment of the invention, a method is described. In this embodiment the method for purifying contaminated fluid comprises connecting a device to treat the water produced from a wellbore; removing the solid contaminants from the produced water;separating the purified component from the more dense saline component; and eliminating at least one particular component from the contaminants. Additional method embodiments involve managing the purification process to achieve an appropriate amount of saline.
A third embodiment reveals an apparatus. In this embodiment, the system comprises an apparatus comprising at least one device to cleanse the water, where a cleansed component is separate from a saline component; in which the device is able to remove specific elements from the water. A different embodiment of the system is that it includes at least one control device, which controls the removal of saline components for the apparatus in coordination with at least one sensor.
One embodiment of innovative equipment, systems and processes reduces the cost of disposing produced water from oil and natural gas fields. This is achieved by purifying water using gas that is available on the site, and later recycling the elements. Modified heat exchangers permit this process to occur through thermal distillation and separation of the purified water from the contaminated water. This process is accomplished with the existing energy. This product can purify large amounts of oil-and-gas produced water using the available gas and energy waste from the well site. To separate and extract important metals such as lithium, strontium and magnesium, the thermal distillation process and pre-treatment can be integrated with technology for metal extraction.
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