When analysis and testing of wastewater streams results in a determination that they require additional treatment for either reuse or disposal, Eureka Resources uses an exclusive mechanical vapor recompression distiller evaporation technology known as NOMAD. This wastewater distillation technology is highly efficient at removing additional suspended and dissolved solids from pretreated water to create distilled water that can be re-used by producers or discharged to a publicly permitted wastewater treatment plant for further processing or a return to the hydrologic cycle. A by-product of the distillation technology is a concentrated brine with high total dissolved solids (TDS) that can be reused as a drilling fluid additive or disposed of via deep well injection.

Distillation Technology

Eureka Resources provides the necessary level of development and produced wastewater treatment services for cost-effective, efficient recycle and/or disposal in compliance with all Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) regulations. The composition of wastewater from gas fields is extremely variable, and when wastewater streams contain high levels of Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), they require additional treatment for reuse or disposal. To efficiently manage the variables, Eureka Resources utilizes a technology that is capable of producing clean distilled water and concentrated brine.

Eureka uses a proven mechanical vapor recompression distiller evaporation technology known as NOMAD, which has been successfully used in the oil and gas industry in both Canada and North America.

This technology can efficiently treat both flowback and produced wastewater that contains total dissolved solid concentrations in excess of 100,000 parts per million and recover between 50 and 95 percent as distilled water. The distilled water can be returned to the field for reuse or can safely be discharged to a publicly owned treatment works (POTW) for further treatment and subsequent discharge to local waterways to return it to the hydrologic cycle. The concentrated brine is either beneficially recycled for use by developers or hauled to Ohio for deep well injection.

Eureka Resources consistently meets Pennsylvania’s requirements regarding removal of dissolved solids from wastewaters generated by producers in the region. The company has proven its ability to recover a large proportion of distilled water for return to producers for reuse or indirect discharge to a local POTW