Ohio Third Frontier approved $1.45 million for Ohio University researchers to finalize and commercialize a method to treat produced well water on-site.
If the project is successful, natural gas drillers in the Utica shale play could have less reliance on oft-maligned underground injection wells, the lead researcher says.
Third Frontier OK’d the money for the Ohio Shale Platform, a project led by Jason Trembly, associate director of the Ohio Coal Research Center.
Trembly had requested $2.48 million. The project received $2 million in initial government funding two years ago.
With the money approved Wednesday afternoon, Trembly is closer to testing and commercializing the wastewater treatment technology within 18 months.You can read the whole article by clicking here.
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