ALOE BASED COAGULANT FOR HYDRAULIC FRACTURING WASTE WATER TREATMENT

GREEN AND SUSTAIABLE ALOE BASED COAGULANT FOR HYDRAULIC FRACTURING WASTE WATER TREATMENT - ALOECOAG™ 1-BIO

A NEW GREEN AND ECO FRIENDLY COAGULANT FOR HYDRAULIC FRACTURING WASTE WATER TREATMENT IN THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY

ALOECOAG™ 1-BIO is a new green and environmentally friendly aloe based product for use as coagulant in the treatment of the waste water generated by hydraulic fracturing when performed at unconventional oil and gas drilling operations. 

ALOECOAG™ 1-BIO was developed with the objective to offer a green and environmentally friendly product for the fracking operations in the oil and gas industry.

ALOECOAG™ 1-BIO is a combination of natural ingredients obtained from aloe plants. 

ALOECOAG™ 1-BIO is a green coagulant made from natural cactus mucilage, natural quitosan and aloe vera compounds.

ALOECOAG™ 1-BIO is a totally non-toxic, non-hazardous, biodegradable and environmentally friendly product for the oil and gas industry, because main component is from aloe, a natural plant cultivated in only a few countries. This is a real "green" and "eco friendly"option for the fracking industry and a new opportunity for the oil and gas industry to deliver clean water when fracking created a lot of produced water.

Aloetrade America LLC distributes several sustainable and green products for oil, gas and petrochemical industries. All these products were developed by Aloetrade America LLC in conjunction with Aloe Eco Park SAPI de CV, a sister mexican company which grows aloe and process aloe compounds, one of the main ingredients in these product lines. The aloe obtained from all these plantations is then used to manufacture and obtain ALOECOAG™ 1-BIO.​

The product is used as coagulant for Waste Water generated from Hydraulic Fracturing Operations in the Oil and Gas Industry

In the unconventional oil and gas drilling operations, the use of millions of gallons of water, sand and other chemicals, creates a severe problem with the residual waste water generated by such process. 

In 2010, the United States Congress requested the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to study hydraulic fracturing in the United States. The objective of the research was to evaluate the effects of hydraulic fracturing on the water supply, specifically the water for human consumption.

The research intends to evaluate the pathway of all the water used in the hydraulic fracturing process. EPA is trying to determinate how the large volume water withdrawals from ground and surface water would impact drinking water resources, what are the possible impacts of releases of flowback and produced water on drinking water resources, and what are the possible impacts of inadequate treatment of hydraulic fracturing wastewaters on drinking water resources. 

The main five hydraulic fracturing locations chosen for this research are the Bakken Shale in North Dakota, Barnett Shale in Texas, Raton Basin in Colorado, and two Marcellus Shale locations in Pennsylvania.

The main concern is the toxicity of chemicals used in the hydraulic fracturing fluids. After the fracking job, water must be recovered, treated and recycled or disposed of, in accordance to federal and state regulations.

Our aloe based products are a simple and eco friendly solution for the treatment of frac flowback and produced water. But the ALOECOAG™ 1-BIO is the appropriate solution for the waste water recovery after hydraulic fracturing jobs, because it has excellent coagulation effects and it is a green solution, not an hazardous chemical.

The polysaccharides of aloe and chitosan passed different test methods that demonstrate their coagulant function.

In different investigations, the results indicate that both aloe and chitosan have excellent coagulation effects, achieving an effective adsorption of the main heavy metals, including cadmium, copper, chromium, mercury, lead and arsenic. 

One research - Application of Natural Product (Aloe Vera) in Coagulation-Flocculation Procedures for Water treatability Study - describes aloe gel has shown good performance in all trials due to the great versatility of its composition, which helps both in the coagulation process as in the flocculation process. The aloe vera solution as a coagulant allowed a 40% reduction of aluminum sulphate in samples of high turbidity, achieving a removal of more than 95% of the turbidity. The practical application of aloe was studied by the Pontifical Bolivarian University of Bucaramanga, Colombia.

The study - Removal of Heavy Metals from Wastewater Using Chitosan - shows that the high porosity of this natural polymer confers excellent properties to trap ions of metals such as cadmium, copper, lead, uranium, chromium and mercury.

The report  Adsorption of Hexavalent Chromium from Aqueous Solutions by Aloe Vera Leaf demonstrates the good results for the adsorption of chromium when aloe vera is used.

By other side, the research Chitosan research as a coagulant during the treatment of oil production waters published by the University of Zulia, Venezuela, demonstrates the excellent results in the use of chitosan for the treatment of wastewater in the oil industry, with levels of Turbidity removal greater than 90%.

The study Application of Aloe Vera in Coagulation and Flocculation Procedures for Water Treatment offers interesting results on the use of aloe for coagulation and flocculation in contaminated waters.

In conclusion, the biological treatment seems to be the most reliable method for the disposal of pollutants in many industries. Therefore, the aloe option is a sustainable and environmentally friendly way to treat the millions of gallons of waster water generated by the hydraulic fracturing job.

 

Features
 

  •     Environmentally friendly product for the oil and gas industry
  •     Green polysaccharide blend
  •     Coagulant properties to threat waste water from fracking operations
  •     Biobased product containing 99.5% material from natural resources
  •     Readily biodegradable
  •     Reduces environmental impact
  •     Coagulation effect of aloe and chitosan to high turbidity is excellent
  •     Product do not affect water reservoirs
  •     Suitable for use at high temperatures
  •     Especially designed for fracking operations 

 

Application

ALOECOAG™ 1-BIO is a coagulant to be used into the fluids for hydraulic fracturing operations in the oil and gas industry, with the objective to treat waste water.

 

Properties

Appearance: liquid

Odor: Typically to Aloe

Color: amber light color

 

Dosage

In coagulation operations, ALOECOAG™ 1-BIO used in conjunction with aluminum sulfate, a dosage of 14mg / l is suggested. But this dose is variable depending on the existing heavy metals. For a correct dosage, it is suggested to review the water analysis.

The product can be used in wastewater treatment, dirty water, process water or for purification of water. In coagulation operations, ALOECOAG™ 1-BIO can be used in conjunction with aluminum sulfate, ferric sulfate, ferric chloride or magnesium sulfate. In each case, different dosage levels are used. For more information, consult our Technical Department.

In hydraulic fracturing operations, ALOECOAG™ 1-BIO can be used in conjunction with other environment friendly aloe based products manufactured by Aloe Eco Park.

 

Presentation

ALOECOAG™ 1-BIO is packaged in 55 gal/200 kg plastic drums and 1000 l plastic totes.

 

FOR INDUSTRIAL USE ONLY

NOT FOR INTERNAL CONSUMPTION

KEEP CONTAINER TIGHT CLOSED

SHELF LIFE 12 MONTHS 

 

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