The use of “Fracturing” or “Fracking” technology to produce oil and gas from shale formations has accelerated the past 3 years and with that acceleration much debate has occurred. The major concern is the environmental impact both from a potential contamination of existing drinking water supply and the consumption of fresh water.
Balancing the concern is the need to increase our own energy independence and take advantage of non-conventional supplies of both natural gas and oil using this technology.
Harcros Chemicals is directly involved in developing products and services that can be employed in the recycling/reuse of produced and flow back water
For every well that is to be fractured approximately 5 - 10 million gallons of fresh water is required. The method and technology to recycle the water is still under development.