Wastewater to Frac Water Presented by

A “Smart” Solution for Wastewater Treatment
Wastewater to Frac Water
Presented by – Peter Bernard, CEO Active Water Solutions, LLC.
Williston Basin Petroleum Conference
May 22, 2012
Global Demand for Water
• The total volume of water on Earth is about 1.4 billion km3 (1KM3=220B gallons). The
volume of freshwater resources is around 35 million km3, or about 2.5 percent of the
total volume
• One of four city residents worldwide, 194 million in total, lives without access to
improved sanitation facilities
• Fresh Water use in US O&G drilling and completions estimated to be 100 billion gallons or
2.5B barrels
Source: www.unwater.org
North America Drought Map
Industry Statistics
• It takes approximately 5MG of water to drill and complete a
well including fracturing.
• North Dakota will need to preemptive about where to get water
for general population as well as industrial needs.
• Current and ongoing drought conditions not likely to improve
which will continue to strain on water supply.
• Population will continue to grow at an accelerated rate and
need solution now
Stats on North Dakota …water consumption… wwvolume…
estimated at 2.5 Billion gallons …at 100 gal per person
It’s time to start taking advantage and utilizing what you have at
your finger tips.
It’s time to think outside the box
We must start looking at the problem. We must find solutions that work more efficiently,
are sustainable and game changing.
Current Challenges:
• Antiquated Infrastructure
• Growing population = maxed out WWTP
• Inadequate funding for Sanitation Departments
• Regulation Crackdown on discharge levels
• Competition for available freshwater resources will increase
• Most logical alternative is the direct utilization of treated municipal wastewater because
it will conserve available surface and groundwater supplies
• The AWS product line can provides local municipalities and remote
communities a low cost alternative to treating municipal wastewater.
• Fixed film reactor that is superior to other biological treatment systems and
can meet the EPA and EU effluent requirements for municipal wastewater
within 48 hours of initiation
• Proprietary blend of non-genetically modified organisms (non-GMO) That
integrate all aspects of naturally occurring biofilms.
• Sludge abatement can account for approx. 30%-50% of operational costs for
wastewater treatment plants. Integrations of AWS system into existing
infrastructure will significantly reduce costs while minimizing environmental
impact of communities.
AWS Technology Unit
Phoenix 50K
Phoenix solves 2 problems at once:
1. Helps deal with growing populations and wastewater treatment needs
2. Provides near potable water for industrial needs.
450K GPD – Large volume system. Perfect for municipalities that need an alternative to
traditional costly permanent WWTP.
50K GPD– Skidded System. Can be housed in any building of your choosing.
CW 50K GPD – Housed in a large container that is insulated and heated. Perfect for
extreme cold weather scenarios.
25K GPD – Ruggedized system. Fits compactly into 20 ft. ISO shipping container. Great
for military and humanitarian applications.
Water re-use Advantages
Water effluent quality is near potable
Perfect water to re-use in all O&G needs
Secondary uses in irrigation and industrial
Does not use current freshwater drinking
• Low cost to operate and maintain
• Ready to use in days

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