Mar 27, 2013 in Blog Articles

We know that we are going to recocile ourselves to the fact that fracking is going to take place in the Karoo. The economic benefits of extracting shale gas far outweigh the cost to the environment according to the powers that be. Get used to the idea.We are told that the oil and gas exploration companies will go about their fracking in a responsible manner. But how good are the waste water treatment plants (WWTPs) in extracting pollutants from the waste stream? According to a new study from the University of Pittsburg http://www.pitt.edu/, wastewater treatment facilities are not able to remove all the pollutants from the water used in natural gas extraction. Results from the research indicate that increased levels of chemicals (barium, bromides, chlorides, benzines, TDS and strotium) were still present in the water post treatment.Filcon Filters and its partners continue to look for better systems to treat waste streams from the fracking process.

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