A joint venture between Winner Global LLC and Battelle will install an acid mine water treatment facility in Pennsylvania to produce water resources for oil and gas operations in the area, Rigzone reported Tuesday.
Karen Boman writes Winner Water Services intends to separate iron and sulfate from water using the Hydro Flex treatment system in order to create water sources for hydraulic fracturing operations in the Marcellus shale play.
John Ontiveros, Winner president and CEO, said the treatment facility will be constructed outside of Pittsburgh in April, according to the report.
The ion exchange technology-based system is intended to treat 3,400 barrels of acid mine drainage water every 24 hours, Boman reports.
Boman writes that Winner’s Hydro Flex treatment system works to purify water, remove metal and recover sulfate to yield clean water, metal sulfates and sodium sulfates for removing dissolved solids in flowback water.
“If there is a market for water treatment using this compound, it will expand our business offerings,” Ontiveros said, according to Rigzone.
Winner Water Services is also seeking opportunities for flowback water treatment services with various companies, Ontiveros added.