The IX Water OG treatment train is a series of standardized, scalable modules that provide treatment specific to your needs without the cost and variiability of a custom water treatment plant. These modules simply link together using standard fittings. Need additional treatment volume? No problem! Our modular design provides you with virtually unlimited scalability. Select only the modules you need to create a system just right for you.
Cost will vary depending on influent contamination and for what applications the treated water will be used, but the "all in" cost ranges from $0.11 to $0.25 per bbl in the U.S.A and Europe and $0.05 to $0.14 per bbl in Asia and Russia—groundbreaking technology that actually makes treating water cheaper than the cost of dumping it!
1. Produced water is piped or trucked to the treatment location and temporarily stored in tanks. Oil and water is separated using a variety of methods, usually provided by the customer since they want to recover as much oil as possible.
2. Produced water is pumped through PartiClear to remove suspended solids (e.g., iron, manganese, sand, grit).
3. The water is then pumped through MetalClear where metals, including aluminum, antimony, beryllium, cadmium, chromium, copper, iron, lead, manganese, mercury, nickel, thallium, zinc, etc., are trapped by IxMZ-S media.
4. The water is then pumped through the OrganiClear tank, where dissolved and emulsified organic hydrocarbons are trapped and then converted to innocuous by-products (CO2 and water) via IxMZ media. This includes dissolved hydrocarbons (BTEX), polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and NPD (naphtalenes, phenanthrenes, dibenzothiophenes).
5. The final step in the IX Water OG system is to remove scalants via MetalClear++ via IxMZ++ media.
The result is clean water, containing salts, which can then be concentrated via a variety of commercial methods, depending on the amount of salt in the water, the intended use of the water, and disposal methodology for the concentrated brine.
2 (A & B) Should H2S and/or NORM be present, two additional treatment reactors are used — SulfurClear and NORMClear.
The modular design of IX Water machines allows for stand-alone operation or integration with existing treatment systems. Each transportable module treats from 2,000 to 2,500 bbls barrels a day (bbls/day) and can be ganged to process up to 50,000 bbl/day. Increased treatment volume is achieved by adding additional modules.
The total cost for treatment using the IX Water system (CapEx and OpEx) ranges from $0.27 to $0.47 a barrel, depending on contaminants in the water and the intended use of the treated water. Cost per barrel depends on the amount of water treated daily, the specific constituents needing removal, and the ultimate disposition of the water.
What We Sell
IX Power Clean Water sells the IX Water system: machines, setup and validation, training, technical support, and maintenance. IX Water is simple enough for a single, part-time operator to mange all functions. The Company can also help customers find qualified personnel, but we do not charge a by-the-barrel fee nor additional licensing costs to use IX Water.
Regulations regarding the disposition of oil & gas produced water vary with each state, while national regulations can create additional burdens on operators. IX Power Clean Water is expert at navigating regulations for the treatment and disposition of produced water, and can assist customers in navigating these regulations.
Other Methods of Treating Produced Water
The oil and gas industry has been bombarded for years with proposed solutions to their produced water problems. These supposed solutions are promoted using misleading claims and have proven to be fraught with enormous cost over-runs and endless plant add-ons to achieve acceptable results.
IX Water is a proven solution that delivers as promised.
PartiClear filters out any particles, oil, and grease remaining from the customer oil recovery process. PartiClear is a 304 stainless steel canister with a replaceable filter and is designed to protect subsequent media from fouling.
IX Water OrganiClear™ is the result of over a decade of research and development at the world’s premier energy laboratory. For the first time ever, a completely reliable and cost efficient solution is available for the elimination of dissolved organics, VOCs, and BTEX in oil & gas produced water.
OrganiClear uses a proprietary, all natural, adsorption media called IxMZ, which is reusable for months to a year of operation, and recharges with nothing more than ambient air.
OrganiClear was specifically designed to eliminate organics from produced water, has a low capital cost, is completely effective, integrates with new or existing treatments trains, and costs less than any other dissolved organics treatment.
MetalClear™ is a IX Water product for the elimination of a variety of metals commonly found in produced water.
The system employs one of IX Water’s specialty formulated ion exchange medias to affect metals removal: IxMZ-S. This media was specifically designed and selected to meet the needs of the oil industry: long lasting, low cost, and highly durable. The system itself is very low power, requiring only a feed pump, operates at ambient pressure, and is on-site regenerable with NaCl (table salt) or waste brine from a subsequent salt removal process.
Typical configuration includes one MetalClear reactor paired with each OrganiClear module. Regeneration is effected through circulation of brine over a several hour period, seamlessly fitting into OrganiClear’s regeneration schedule, though required less frequently. Depending on regeneration technique, high metal waste brine may be held to a volume of less than 1/1000th of flow volume. This waste can be safely disposed of along with reject brine from the sites salt removal process, or evaporated and disposed of as solid waste.
**Targeted metals include: Aluminum, Antimony, Arsenic, Beryllium, Cadmium, Chromium, Copper, Iron, Lead, Manganese, Mercury, Nickel, Thallium, Uranium, and Zinc.
We would be happy to provide you with more details about IX Power Clean Water and what our solutions can do for you. Contact us at +1 303 277-9520 +1 303 277-9520.