Zalco Laboratories has confirmed the company’s PRIME product for oil & gas operations successfully reduced contaminants in produced water to the level required for reuse for cyclic steam stimulation (CSS) — a type of enhanced oil recovery.

Using data collected during a month of operation and sales demonstrations hosted by Vaquero Energy, the lab results showed Prime reduced all measures of non-soluble contamination to very low or undetectable levels.

Prime integrates OriginOil’s Electro Water Separation with a self-cleaning filter for heavy solids removal on the front end, as well as a polishing system on the back end.

It enables the removal of all undissolved contaminants. All components are built on a single skid with a common SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) control system, which enables automatic control of the process in addition to remote monitoring and alarms. OriginOil says Prime can be built as a mobile or fixed system with quick water and power connections.

“We have learned a lot from the multiple test sites and are now utilizing this long-term operating experience to maximize the performance of our Prime solution,” said Lee Portillo, OriginOil’s VP of engineering for the Oil & Gas Division.