Produced Water

Use of Ion Exchange for Boron Removal from Produced Water

By H. Robert Goltz, PhD, Aaron Johnson, Tom McCandless, Richard Posa, Matt Burger, Rob Bellitto

BORON ECONOMICS ION EXCHANGE PRODUCED WATER REGENERATION

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Abstract

Boron is an ongoing issue in the recycle of produced water and some brine waters because it causes premature gelling of frac fluids used for “gel” frac operations. Boron causes polysaccharides (guar, among others) to cross link when placing the proppant. If boron is present in source water, the fluid can gel and cause operational problems.

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