OU research offers solution to oil and gas wastewater disposal

A research project at Ohio University’s Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment has developed technology to treat wastewater from oil and natural gas drilling operations, “turning it into mostly clean water that doesn’t need to be shipped off to an injection well,” according to the Athens News. The newspaper says Institute Director Jason Trembly has spent more than four years working on technology featuring machinery that drips water largely scrubbed of salts and other harmful materials in the wastewater and a briny concentration. Trembly said companies can reuse the clean water in their drilling processes. For more, read the full story.