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  • California Approves Plan Allowing Oil Companies To Continue Contaminating Underground Water
    by the state s Office of Administrative Law The Brown administration s emergency underground injection control regulations which take effect immediately allow hundreds of illegal oil industry disposal wells to continue polluting underground water that is clean enough to be protected by the federal Safe Drinking Water Act These illegal disposal wells dump an average total of 27 million gallons of oil waste a day into protected aquifers according to calculations by the Center for Biological Diversity These regulations are a Get Out of Jail Free card for oil companies dumping waste into California s underground water supplies said Clare Lakewood a Center attorney The Office of Administrative Law should have rejected this illegal effort to turn our aquifers over to the oil industry to use as garbage dumps During this devastating drought Gov Brown s oil officials must shut down every single illegal disposal well immediately Oil regulators recently admitted to wrongly issuing nearly 500 permits for oil industry waste disposal wells that violate federal and state law More than 2 000 enhanced oil recovery wells are also operating illegally in protected aquifers Under California law oil company officials who fail to follow statutes and regulations protecting underground water can be fined or imprisoned for as long as six months But instead of levying penalties the state s Division of Oil Gas and Geothermal Resources has shut down just 23 of the hundreds of illegal wells that have dumped billions of gallons of hazardous oil waste into protected aquifers from Monterey to Kern and Los Angeles counties see the Center s interactive map These illegal disposal wells are contaminating underground water according to recent testimony by state water official Jonathan Bishop Any injection into the aquifers that are not exempt has contaminated those aquifers Bishop told senators at the

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  • Hager Elsaesser Southeast Asia Awarded Contracts Totaling More Than 20 M US
    All Providers News March 4 2015 Hager Elsaesser Southeast Asia Awarded Contracts Totaling More Than 20M US Hager Elsaesser Southeast Asia announced that it has been awarded contracts exceeding 20M US in just the past few months H E Southeast Asia is a subsidiary of the renowned German water treatment company Hager Elsaesser GmbH which was acquired in mid 2014 by Aquarion Group Aquarion AG Aquarion is a total enhanced EPC solution provider of advanced water systems solutions and technologies for the oil gas industry the energy sector and other process industries H E Southeast Asia s recent project wins span several countries and industries from Australia recycling from municipal wastewater to the Philippines water treatment system for a customer in the power industry and a wastewater treatment plant for a client in the solar power industry and Azerbaijan including a water treatment plant and a wastewater treatment system both in the oil and gas industry All contracts include engineering design and supply of the plants H E Southeast Asia continues to grow through with operations in Malaysia Singapore Indonesia the Philippines and Thailand Among its core competences are systems and solutions for process and ultrapure water wastewater treatment as well as water and resource recovery Focus industries include semiconductors and microelectronics pulp and paper and food and beverage sectors as well as the power generation petrochemical downstream and pharmaceutical industries H E Southeast Asia also has access to leading edge solutions and expertise from other specialty solutions providers from other Aquarion Group companies About Aquarion Group Aquarion AG A total enhanced EPC solution provider Aquarion is a leading provider of advanced water systems solutions and technologies for the oil gas industry the energy sector and other process industries Based in Switzerland Aquarion offers the best available technologies high quality

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  • Cottonwood Creek, Inc. To Pay $170,000 For Clean Water Act Violations At Oil Pumping Facility In Big Horn County, Wyoming
    The U S Environmental Protection Agency recently announced a settlement with Enid Oklahoma based Cottonwood Creek Inc in which the company has agreed to pay a 170 000 penalty to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act related to oil pollution at the Bonanza Station in Big Horn County Wyoming The agreement resolves alleged violations of the Clean Water Act s requirements for oil and gas operations at the Bonanza Station an oil gathering pumping and storage facility including a March 8 2010 pipeline discharge of approximately 162 barrels of crude oil into a tributary of the Nowood River The agreement also resolves allegations that Cottonwood Creek Inc violated EPA regulations regarding the preparation and implementation of a Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure SPCC Plan and a Facility Response Plan FRP These plans are the first line of defense for preventing oil discharges and providing immediate containment measures when an oil discharge does occur The company cleaned up the oil release and ultimately submitted an acceptable FRP This settlement underscores the importance of EPA s oil spill prevention requirements in safeguarding our rivers and streams said Shaun McGrath regional administrator for EPA s Denver office Cottonwood Creek was responsive in putting the necessary preventative and response measures in place and EPA will ensure that the station s current operators continue to comply with these critical environmental requirements The settlement requires Cottonwood Creek Inc to pay a civil penalty of 170 000 which will be deposited into the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund a fund used by federal agencies to respond to discharges of oil and hazardous substances Cottonwood Creek Inc sold the Bonanza Station to the Washakie Pipeline Company in 2012 The consent decree was lodged in U S District Court for the District of Wyoming A copy of

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  • New Study Identifies Organic Compounds Of Potential Concern In Fracking Fluids
    about most of the ingredients used in the fracking process at individual wells The CU Boulder team obtained data from more than 50 000 wells in Colorado North Dakota Pennsylvania and Texas since 2011 said Ryan a faculty member in the Department of Civil Environmental and Architectural Engineering We wanted to evaluate which compounds we should be paying attention to based not just on toxicity but also on the extent a particular compound travels from one place to another through groundwater said Ryan We found 41 compounds that were considered mobile and persistent and a handful of those we would not want in our drinking water Corresponding study author Jessica Rogers a CU Boulder doctoral student in civil environmental and architectural engineering said the remaining 26 compounds predicted to be mobile and persistent were very rare and were identified in fewer than 50 of the 50 000 FracFocus reports analyzed for the CU Boulder study Ryan said the new study may reduce the alarm associated with statements that imply that hundreds of chemical compounds used in hydraulic fracturing fluid are at risk of contaminating groundwater But it also demonstrates a subset of these compounds could result in potentially hazardous exposures following spills or well failures A paper on the subject was published online in Environmental Science Technology Letters published by the American Chemical Society Co authors included CU Boulder researcher Troy Burke and Cal Poly Pomona Associate Professor Stephen Osborn The work was funded by the National Science Foundation and a U S Environmental Protection Agency STAR fellowship to Rogers first author on the paper There were two main objectives with this project said Rogers The first was to develop a screening process that could be used by researchers or others to prioritize organic fracking compounds based on how mobile and persistent they are in groundwater The second was to use the framework to perform an initial screening based on currently available knowledge on the compounds identified in fracturing fluid by FracFocus The screening process included using known degradation rates of particular organic compounds horizontally transported from a point of release like a failed well casing to a drinking water well said Ryan The researchers took into consideration the chemical structure and stability of each organic compound and its behavior in water They also used a wastewater treatment process simulator called BIOWIN 4 to help estimate the biodegradation of the organic compounds over time Of the 15 compounds that were found to be of concern as groundwater contaminants in the CU Boulder assessment only two of those naphthalene and 2 butyoxyethanol were identified on more than 20 percent of the 50 000 FracFocus reports Only four of the compounds were identified on more than 5 percent of the reports The two transport scenarios considered were a highly porous aquifer with relatively fast groundwater velocity and a less porous aquifer with slower velocity Compounds were evaluated for potential toxicity using the National Primary Drinking Water Regulations and Health Assessment Information said

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  • Learn How To Deal With Wastewater From Shale Gas Fracking
    on the issue of Water Concerns around the shale gas industry at the 6th Annual Shale Gas Environmental Summit taking place on 26 27 October in London UK Robert Westway Senior Research Fellow School of Engineering University of Glasgow will be presenting his session on Induced seismicity from shale gas development in the UK The role of fluid migration His presentation will discover what techniques can be used for detecting leaks what tells you that water is leaking how can the impact be minimised and what the best practice for protecting the drinking water is John Busby director at John Busby Ltd will be giving his speech on dealing with wastewater from shale gas fracking His talk will focus on flowback and produced water contamination analyses re use in fracking operations treatment processes and disposal residues He will also look into the Environment Agency permits regulation and how the fracking operators will deal with wastewater In addition the topic on integrating water management will be presented by Laura Grant Policy Advisor CIWEM She will discuss the risks a shale gas industry could have on water and what the role of water and sewerage companies should be The presentation will also cover how the impact on the water environment can be limited and the speech will be closed with conclusions for the progression of fracking Join us at this industry leading event to meet sector experts and discuss the environmental impact shale gas has across Europe The 2 day event programme will be focusing on regulation changes planning applications and the political issues arising from drilling fracking as well as solutions to combat problems relating to waste water and leakage and the resulting risks shale gas poses to health and human rights For more information visit www shalegassummit co uk About

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  • Treatment News Documents on Water Online
    safe and responsible hydraulic fracturing on public and American Indian lands Ecosphere Technologies Receives 10th U S Patent For Hydraulic Fracturing Operations 3 24 2015 Ecosphere Technologies Inc OTCQB ESPH a technology development and intellectual property licensing company today announced that another Ozonix patent has been approved by the U S Patent and Trademark Office USPTO bringing Ecosphere s Ozonix intellectual property portfolio to 10 approved U S patents with an additional 11 patents pending Aker Solutions And Fjords Processing Form Alliance 4 13 2015 Aker Solutions and Fjords Processing have formed an alliance to develop technology and capabilities for advanced cost effective wellstream separation and treatment solutions for the subsea and topside oil and gas industry California Approves Plan Allowing Oil Companies To Continue Contaminating Underground Water 4 20 2015 Oil companies can continue dumping millions of gallons of waste fluid a day into scores of protected California aquifers under a plan approved today by the state s Office of Administrative Law Hager Elsaesser Southeast Asia Awarded Contracts Totaling More Than 20M US 3 4 2015 Hager Elsaesser Southeast Asia announced that it has been awarded contracts exceeding 20M US in just the past few months H E Southeast Asia is a subsidiary of the renowned German water treatment company Hager Elsaesser GmbH which was acquired in mid 2014 by Aquarion Group Aquarion AG Aquarion is a total enhanced EPC solution provider of advanced water systems solutions and technologies for the oil gas industry the energy sector and other process industries Cottonwood Creek Inc To Pay 170 000 For Clean Water Act Violations At Oil Pumping Facility In Big Horn County Wyoming 7 15 2015 The U S Environmental Protection Agency recently announced a settlement with Enid Oklahoma based Cottonwood Creek Inc in which the company has agreed to

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  • Thermal Mass Flow Meter Supports Feedback Control Loopin Boiler System For Thermal Electric Power Generation
    Management AMR AMI and Metering Asset Management Consumer Outreach Funding Labor Resiliency SCADA Automation Source Water All Source Water Contamination Desalination Water Scarcity Water Reuse Regulations and Legislation Providers YSI a Xylem brand Hach Company Schneider Electric Neptune Technology Group Inc Evoqua Water Technologies Veolia Water Solutions Technologies ABB Measurement Products Aclara Jacobi Carbons Endress Hauser Inc KROHNE Inc Kaeser Compressors Inc Emerson Process Management Rosemount Analytical Degremont Technologies Brentwood Industries View All Providers Case Study November 6 2013 Thermal Mass Flow Meter Supports Feedback Control Loop In Boiler System For Thermal Electric Power Generation Source Fluid Components International By Hu Yaqi Zhejiang Guohua Zheneng Power Generation Co Ltd and Steve Craig Fluid Components International LLC FCI To meet China s growing need for electric power generation the Guohua Ninghai Power Plant has a total planned operating capacity of 4 x 600 MW Phase 1 The plant is located south of Shanghai in Ninghai township Ningbo city Zhejiang province and serves the electric power needs in the region The Ninghai plant relies on coal fired steam driven turbine to generate electricity with six sets of HP 983 medium speed coal mills supporting a tangentially corner fired boiler The plant s large production operations are complex Coal is first fed from silos at the plant to coal mill pulverizers which grinds the coal to a fine powder A fan forces a flow of blended primary ambient air and pre heated air into the coal mill where the air and coal powder are mixed to provide combustion air to a furnace heating water in a boiler which produces steam to drive power generating turbines The plant s sophisticated energy efficient boiler control system requires accurate and responsive air flow measurement Fluid Components International Contact The Supplier Contact Details Company Profile MORE FROM

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  • Compressor Installation Lowers Energy Needs By 18%
    and Legislation Industrial Food Beverage Petroleum Refining All Petroleum Refining Produced Water Power Generation Water Reuse Utility Management AMR AMI and Metering Asset Management Consumer Outreach Funding Labor Resiliency SCADA Automation Source Water All Source Water Contamination Desalination Water Scarcity Water Reuse Regulations and Legislation Providers YSI a Xylem brand Hach Company Schneider Electric Neptune Technology Group Inc Evoqua Water Technologies Veolia Water Solutions Technologies ABB Measurement Products Aclara Jacobi Carbons Endress Hauser Inc KROHNE Inc Kaeser Compressors Inc Emerson Process Management Rosemount Analytical Degremont Technologies Brentwood Industries View All Providers Case Study August 7 2014 Compressor Installation Lowers Energy Needs By 18 Source Atlas Copco Airpower Compressor Technique RWE uses three low pressure centrifugal compressors from Atlas Copco in the Ibbenbüren power plant to generate oxidation air for the flue gas desulphurization installation The turbo installation has lowered their energy needs by 18 The user also profits from the high availability of the oil free compressors which hardly require maintenance due to their motor with a permanent magnet Flue gas desulphurization is very complicated said Manfred Hollekamp specialist for this process at the power provider RWE Power AG in Werne and Ibbenbüren The company burns anthracite in Ibbenbüren which is mined right next to the power plant In order to desulphurize any resulting flue gas in the two circuit absorbers RWE must add an exactly defined amount of oxidation air Otherwise the sulfur sticks together in the installation and cakes everywhere Hollekamp explained Too little air is just as bad as too much That could cause the reaction to take place too early or start at the wrong location in the installation Atlas Copco Airpower Compressor Technique Contact The Supplier Contact Details Company Profile MORE FROM Atlas Copco Airpower Compressor Technique Contact Details Company Name Atlas Copco Airpower Compressor

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