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New facility to recycle frac water in Pennsylvania

July 03, 2012
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CLARION, Pa. — A new facility in Clarion County, Pa., will begin recycling wastewater from hydraulic fracturing operations later this summer.

The Clarion Altela Environmental Services (CAES) frac water recycling facility will utilize a novel distillation technology that treats produced water to pure distilled water quality that exceeds Federal and State guidelines.

According to CAES, the facility will offer a complete suite of water recycling services for the E&P sector, while also providing an economical alternative to deep well injection in Ohio.

The plant will also reduce truck traffic along Pennsylvania and Ohio roads by an estimated 150,000 truck miles per month.

“The CAES water recycling plant will fundamentally change the current paradigm of trucking frac water across Pennsylvania into Ohio,” said Altela CEO Ned Godshall. “Our plant is the environmentally sound solution to frac water treatment needs. Benefits include reduced wear and tear on our roads, lower carbon monoxide emissions generated by trucking and less chance of traffic accidents and water spills.”

CAES is a joint venture between ACI Energy, Inc., an investment holding company, and Altela, Inc., a water desalination company.

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