Left to right - Cole Garris, MembranePRO Services; Mark Harrington, MembranePRO Services; Arian Edalat, president and general manager, MembranePRO Services; Eric Hoek, CEO, Water Planet; Simon Marshall, CEO, PolyCera Membranes; Dundee Kelbel, consultant manager, Watershed Tech Services; and Jack Rottman, Watershed Tech Services.
Left to right - Cole Garris, MembranePRO Services; Mark Harrington, MembranePRO Services; Arian Edalat, president and general manager, MembranePRO Services; Eric Hoek, CEO, Water Planet; Simon Marshall, CEO, PolyCera Membranes; Dundee Kelbel, consultant manager, Watershed Tech Services; and Jack Rottman, Watershed Tech Services.

MembranePRO Services and Watershed Tech Services have announced plans to double production capacity by year-end at the Wasco Treatment Plant, California’s first merchant facility to treat produced water for reclamation and beneficial reuse.

Located near multiple active oil fields surrounding Bakersfield, the facility uses artificial intelligence and PolyCera® membranes to optimize operations and reduce energy costs.

The facility, which currently has a capacity of 210 000 gallons per day of produced water for reuse, completed setup, testing and commissioning in February 2018, after initially treating 25 000 gallons per day under a pilot program permit issued in 2017. Capacity will now be scaled up to 420 000 gallons per day. The expansion has been approved under the current permit and business licence. 

“We believe this facility offers a sustainable and attractive model that can be replicated around the United States,” said Arian Edalat, president and general manager, MembranePRO Services.