The produced water market is expected to grow from $5 billion in 2010 to $9.9 billion in 2025; and the need for clean reusable water will increase accordingly.
The produced water treatment equipment market is also set to grow from $693 million in 2010 to $2.9 billion in 2025. Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” requires millions of gallons of water to be mixed with very fine sand forced down the well at high pressure in order to produce oil or natural gas.
During the first few weeks of operations, millions of gallons of contaminated flowback water return to the surface. Prior to the introduction of the Biolargo AOS, this flowback water had to be loaded into tanker trucks and hauled away to deep- injection disposal sites or evaporating ponds.
The BioLargo technology can eliminate the need for wastewater trucking and allows operators to re-use 100% of their treated water. AOS provides long-term resource sustainability to end users and also provides operators with a total water management solution for on-site microbial control and scale-inhibition.