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Long-term solution for wastewater disposal eludes shale gas industry

Defining wastewater disposal in the Marcellus shale fields has been a moving target. Drillers initially sent millions of gallons to public water treatment plants, until regulators said the plants were not equipped to properly clean the salt- and metal-laden water that comes from shale gas wells. The traditional method of injecting it back into deep wells is less feasible in ...

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Penn. researchers awarded grant to develop new waste water recycling method


The University of Pittsburgh has been awarded a $496,000 grant from the Department of Energy to aid researchers in the development of a method for recycling gas well wastewater by using excess heat generated from power plants, reports the Pittsburgh Business Times. Chairman of the Swanson School’s civil and environmental engineering department, Radisav Vidic, and civil and environmental engineering professor, ...

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