Important EPA Guidelines for Discharged Wastewater

Wastewater is produced by a variety of sources. It comes from residential drains as well as commercial interests and industrial concerns. Wastewater is produced by private homes, restaurants, manufacturing plants, oil refineries, mining operations, and all kinds of businesses. Because of the harm to the environment that can result from simply dumping wastewater down drains…

How Oil Water Separators Work

We all know the old saying about how oil and water don’t mix, and you need only pour some vegetable oil into water to see it float to the top, separating all on its own. In the waste water treatment industry, however, it’s not so easy to divide these two disparate substances. In fact, removing…

How Sewage Wastewater Is Treated

Most of us take modern conveniences like electricity and indoor plumbing for granted. We flip a switch or turn the tap and assume that light will come on and water will run. When we flush the toilet or drain water from the sink, we never consider where that wastewater is going. Whereas people used to…

Ecologix and Ice Cream

Many businesses deal with wastewater issues, but some don’t realize the benefits of hiring a reliable wastewater treatment service to help them solve problems, reduce waste, comply with legal standards, and even save money over time. Ecologix has helped clients in a wide variety of industries to address wastewater issues and improve their operations as…

Interesting Facts About Frac Water Management

Hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, involves the use of pressurized and chemically treated water to break up shale in order to harvest deposits of natural gas and/or oil within or underneath the ground. So where does that water go once the job is done? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has regulations regarding the treatment…

Recycling Produced & flowback wastewater for fracking – Clarifying misconceptions on the obstacles for frac water reuse

Hydraulic fracturing is performed at a depths between 5,000 –10,000 feet and requires 60,000 – 100,000 barrels of water (2,500,000 – 4,200,000 gallons) per well. The water is mixed with 0.5% (by volume) of various chemical additives, including crosslinked gelling agents and friction reducers to increase the water’s flow and deposition efficiency, a function of…

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A Glowing Recommendation from Russky Island

For those that have visited our blog from time to time have surely seen mention of our project at Russky Island, Russia. The 2.65 million gallon per day wastewater treatment facility, based on our Integrated Bio-Reactor (IBR) design, has been operational for many months and is now 100% automated. And today, we received a glowing…