Multiflo from Veolia removes scale-forming constituents in the water to the extent necessary for reuse in gas exploration fracing operations. The modular design will enable drilling companies to move it from site to site throughout the gas fields. The system is designed to treat up to 10,000 barrels per day of produced water.

Lnsp ‘Naggs’ Nagghappan, who developed the concept for the Multiflo system said: “The transportable system is much more cost-effective and environmentally friendly than trucking water to a centralised facility for treatment. We are not only saving transportation costs, but also eliminating the carbon emissions associated with hauling water for treatment, thus reducing the carbon footprint of the process.”

A portable unit will be delivered in November 2010 to begin treatment of produced water for reuse as frac water in the Marcellus Shale gas formation in Pennsylvania.