Integrated Treatment System for Frac Water Management (ITS)

The Ecologix ITS-1500 (1,500gpm or 51,400bbl/day), has the largest capacity and smallest footprint compared to any of our previous generations of Flowback and Produced Water treatment systems. The system is designed to precipitated and remove TSS (Total Suspended Solids), Emulsified Oil and Dissolved Metal (such as Iron). Furthermore, it can be used to adjust pH, introduce Scaling Inhibitors and Disinfect the water. The process deploys Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) that has long been used to separate solids from waste streams to float the sludge and remove it with a scraper, but will simultaneously remove heavy solids, as well.

The ITS-1500 is mobile and extremely flexible. The basic configuration includes the following key components

  • Whitewater pump
  • inclined tubes with large surface area of 2850Ft2 (265m2)
  • Scrapers, Flights, Weirs and Bottom sludge outlets
  • Folding walking mezzanine, Safety guards
  • Allen Bradley PLC controls and remote monitoring
  • Four (4) chemical feed pumps: one (1) Coagulant, one (1) Precipitant, one (1) Caustic and one (1) Polymer feed
  • NEMA-4 HDPE panel enclosure, PVC Sch80 and stainless-steel pipes

ITS Frac Water Treatment System Model 1500 Right Side ISO View
ITS-1500 Right Side View
ITS Frac Water Treatment System Model 1500 Left Side ISO View
ITS-1500 Left Side View

ITS - 1500 Mobile Water Treatment Specifications

Design Flowrate 1500 GPM (51,000 bbl/day)
Maximum Loading rate 0.64 GPM/prj sq. ft.
Maximum TSS @ Designed Flow 1440 mg/l
Projected Surface Area 2850 sq. ft.
Shipping Weight 51,500 lbs
Operating Weight 210,000 lbs
White Water Pump Flowrate 450 GPM @ 185'
Sludge Pump Flowrate 150 GPM @ 93'
Overall System Length 50' 6 7/8"
Overall System Height 13' 5"
Overall System Width 15' 1 1/8"
Total Power Consumption 55 hp

ITS - 1500 Power Consumption

Component HP KW
Influent Pump 35 26.11
Whitewater Pump 40 29.84
Chemical Mixer 1 0.746
Flash Mixer 0.5 0.373
Flocculent Mixer 2 1.492
Scraper Motor 2 1.492
Auger Motor 0.5 0.373
Chemical Feed Pumps 1 0.746
Sludge Pump 7.5 5.595
Effluent Pump 75 55.95
Total Power Consumption 164 123

The Keys to Recycling Frac Water for ReuseFrac Water Jar Test

Remove TSS

No matter the formation, regardless of frac fluid chemistry, suspended solids (TSS) must be removed in order to reclaim flowback and produced water for reuse. Otherwise, solids interfere with frac fluid performance and they plug up the fractures down-hole.

Meet the Frac Fluid Spec

Depending on the frac species, slickwater, gel, or hybrid you have to treat water to enable the proper formation of the frac fluid. The general axiom is - use the lowest quality of water that will satisfy the needs of the process. For any formation, TSS removal is priority #1.

Make Economic Sense

There are plenty of technology options available promising the ability to recycle frac water, whether or not they're viable is a numbers game. The ITS technology removes TSS, disinfects, and removes performance inhibiting ions from flowback and produced water, at or below the cost of sourcing, trucking and disposing of fresh water.

ITS Frac Water Treatment System Model 730 View 3
ITS Frac Water Treatment System Model 730 View 1
ITS Frac Water Treatment System Model 730 View 4
ITS Frac Water Treatment System Model 730 View 2
ITS Frac Water Treatment System Control Panel View
ITS Frac Water Treatment System Control Panel View 2

Why the ITS Works

The most direct way to address environmental concerns and make frac water recycling viable is to modify the frac water management approach. That's the role of the ITS.

This is a conversation we've voiced since 2009 and now the big industry players are beginning to adopt frac water management programs and realize major economic and environmental benefits. Learn more about treating frac water for reuse by downloading our whitepaper below.