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On- Site Measurement of Oil and Grease Levels in Hydraulic Fracturing Water Millions of gallons of water are used in and produced by hydraulic fracturing of shale gas wells which needs pretreatment to remove residual oil from the water. Infracal TOG/ TPH Analyzers allow on- site testing of oil in water in under 15 minutes. East Norwalk, CT (I- Newswire) February 28, 2012 - The amount of water used in and produced by hydraulic fracturing of shale gas wells is in the millions of gallons per well. Whether the water is going to be taken off- site for disposal or reused for reinjection, the flowback or produced water needs pretreatment to remove any residual oil from the water. Waiting for remote laboratory results to determine the oil level can take several days to a week. The InfraCal TOG/ TPH Analyzers allow for oil in water testing at the well site in less than 10-15 minutes. The sampling requires a few simple steps that can be performed by non- technical personnel. The water is mixed with the extraction solvent, shaken, and then presented to the InfraCal Analyzer for measurement. The same InfraCal TOG/ TPH Analyzer can be used for measuring total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH) in soil if a spill or pond leak occurs to determine the contaminated area. This type of measurement is not new as infrared measurement of oil and grease levels in produced water has been used in the petroleum industry on highly regulated off- shore and on- shore oil platforms for well over 30 years. The InfraCal TOG/ TPH Analyzers are used worldwide for this particular type of measurement. InfraCal TOG/ TPH Analyzers offer a simple and quick measurement procedure that can help operators ensure the oil/ water separator is working properly before it creates a sheen on an evaporation pond or before the water undergoes further treatment for reinjection. Operators can easily assess their system's efficiency and adjust parameters without waiting a week for an off- site laboratory result. For further information on the InfraCal TOG/ TPH Analyzers for on- site oil/ grease measurements in hydraulic fracturing water, please contact: Wilks Enterprise, Inc., 25 Van Zant Street, Ste. 8F, E. Norwalk, CT 06855 TEL: 203-855-9136; FAX: 203-838-9868; Email: info@wilksir.com; or the information can be downloaded from the Wilks website: http:// www.wilksir.com/ pdf/ Frac_Water_OG_Produced_Water.pdf; information on InfraCal TOG/ TPH Analyzers can be downloaded at http:// www.wilksir.com/ products/ oil- in- water- soil- analyzers.html, or watch our video http:// www.wilksir.com/ movie. ####

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About Wilks Enterprise, Inc.: Wilks analyzers and spectrometers are the ideal analytical solution for a wide variety of measurement applications in the biofuels, petrochemical, environmental, quality control, and manufacturing industries. Easy- to- use operator interfaces make them usable by non- technical personnel with little or no analytical or infrared background allowing them to quickly and accurately obtain on- site results. These portable instruments let you cost- effectively move your application out of the laboratory and to the analysis location so you no longer have to wait for off- site lab results. Company Contact Information: Wilks Enterprise, Inc. Carol Tunick 25 Van Zant Street, Ste. 8F E. Norwalk, CT 06855 Phone: 203--855-9136 Published in: Environment Tags: Oil and Grease in Water Analyzers    Measuring Oil and Grease Levels in Frac    Hydraulic Fracturing of Shale Gas Wells     Published on: February 28, 2012 Original Source: On- Site Measurement of Oil and Grease Levels in Hydraulic Fracturing Water


OnSite Measurement of Oil and Grease Levels in Hydraulic Fracturing Water  

This type of measurement is not new as infrared measurement of oil and grease levels in produced water has been used in the petroleum indust...

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