Disposal Well Protection

Water Solutions

Saltworks can reduce fluid volume by treating it with a range of solutions and products, depending on your needs. Upon mixing, some waters pose a risk of precipitating and plugging active disposal wells. We can protect disposal wells from plugging with our real-time sensors, by detecting incompatible wastewaters and preventing co-mingling.

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ROBUST 

ULTRAFILTRATION

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REAL-TIME 

SENSING

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RISK 

MANAGEMENT

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VOLUME 

REDUCTION

Disposal Wells 

Disposal wells are an important means to safely dispose of many of the most hazardous fluids deep underground. Disposal wells may face challenges such as: 

  • Plugging of active wells, caused by the mixing of different wastewaters with incompatible dissolved ions
  • Regulatory limits to injection pressures and volumes due to seismicity or leaking risks

Saltworks can help with both of these challenges.

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Protect Against Plugging 

When two different wastewaters are allowed to co-mingle, a water-insoluble solid can be precipitated. This risks plugging the well. One example is the mixing of sulfate- and barium-rich waters, which react to form barium sulfate.

 

A real-time sensor can protect a disposal well by screening the wastewaters for high content of incompatible ions. Controls using our ScaleSense sensor can divert an incompatible flow into a separate stream, which we can inexpensively treat before disposal, for example with a product like BrineRefine.

Volume Reduction

Volume reduction options can help to achieve the best use of disposal well pressure and volume capacity. Our membrane products—such as XtremeRO—can produce a more concentrated, lower volume fluid. Our SaltMaker evaporators can reduce volume further, with options to suit your energy, chemistry, and capacity needs.  

 

Saltworks’ volume reduction experts can help you to understand your treatment and disposal options, including discharge regulations and economics.

Disposal Well Related Products

ScaleSense

Sensor

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An automated, real-time sensor for saline waters that measures calcium (Ca2+), barium (Ba2+), sulfate (SO42-) ions and silica (SiO2). ScaleSense is robust and corrosion-resistant and functions accurately and precisely, even at extremely high-TDS.

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BrineRefine Chemical Softening System

Chemical Softening System called Brine Refine

Smart, compact, modular chemical softening system that reduces costs with precision dosing and built-in solids management. Improves recovery and minimizes fouling risk with intelligent controls that communicate with downstream assets, like RO or evaporators.

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XtremeRO Brine 

Concentrator

Xtreme Reverse Osmosis device Saltworks Technologies

Next-generation water-maker and brine-concentrator based on reverse osmosis that achieves extreme freshwater recoveries, enabling cost-effective brine management and treatment of challenging organic-laden waters including oil & gas produced waters.


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SaltMaker

AirBreather

SaltMaker AirBreather Pilot plant

The first evaporator-crystallizer with no atmospheric contact, important for water with volatile organics. Choose between no liquid water return or clean water that is safe for discharge.

 

 

 

 

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