This webinar was designed for organizations who have issues with water treatment to learn from and talk with experts about emerging electrochemical water treatment technologies.
- Collaborative models are key to successful innovation including reducing and de-risking the development cycle and required investment
- Keep reaching out; Access technical experts from across the ecosystem; no one person or organization knows it all
- Use networks such as COSIA and CRIN to create joint industry projects with strong knowledge-sharing commitments and processes; Researchers and small technology developers have difficulty collaborating with multiple industry representatives due to competitive nature of industry
- Innovation happens within a structured process; can’t just be paper based; small iterative tests are valuable to progress ideas to pilot stage
- Do something different: Design for unique customer needs; create new business models (e.g., wastewater as a service)
Connect with Experts
Presenters shared common water treatment issues in the oil and gas industry, current barriers to developing and commercializing new water technologies, and provided examples of novel water treatment approaches, including electrochemical technologies.
Watch the event recording below, access the presentation slides and connect with our presenters and panelists for more insights:
- Kevin Frankowski, Executive Director, Advancing Canadian Wastewater Assets (ACWA)
- JC Bourgeois, Water Treatment Engineer, Canadian Natural and Technical Chair of Water Technology Development Centre (WTDC)
- Dr. Edward (Ted) Roberts, Professor, Dept. of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering, University of Calgary
- Sean Frisky, CEO, Ground Effects Environmental Services
- Norman Keevil, President, Boydel Wastewater Technologies Inc.
- Krista Ramirez, Director of Sales (Americas), Axine Water Technologies
- Adele Zenide, Project Engineer, Canadian Natural and CRIN Water Technology Theme Co-Lead
- Moderator: Steve Herman, WaterSMART Water Management Solutions
Q.) Great information on Eox Technology. What is the estimated GHG benefit compared to WLS and Evap based processes? Where exactly do you realize this benefit in the configuration?
(Sean Frisky) It is site specific. We have currently modelled Sask SAGD where they use river water so the delta T is large and the economics are very favourable because of the reduction of both natural gas and GHGs.
Q.) Any special waste disposal considerations for sludge?
(Sean Frisky) The sludge can be downholed without dewatering or landfilled with dewatering. It is significantly less volume than HLS, or WLS. EC has the advantage of not adding massive amounts of chemicals which produce large volumes of sludge.
Q.) One of the major problems that is known and you mention with electrocoagulation is dealing with fouling from precipitates at the anodes. How do you and your team include this into your research? Do you and your team explore that aspect?
(Dr. Roberts) Electrocoagulation ultimately relies on metal hydroxide coagulation, it can be very effective for Si, for organics dispersed organics are well removed, but for dissolved organics the removal varies depending on the nature of the chemistry f the organics. We have done a lot of work to explore the mechanism of fouling, and how to use polarity reversal to mitigate it. By understanding the system, and the mechanism you can design the system to mitigate fouling issues.
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