Researchers Mix Power Plant + Frack Wastewater, Get Clean Water!

Lance Lin, civil and environmental engineering professor, is the lead investigator of a research project aiming to reduce the use of fresh water resources by the nation’s power plants.

We love how innovative our industry, and indeed academic researchers, are. Who would ever think to combine wastewater coming from electric power generating plants with wastewater from oil and gas wells? Both industries, the power industry and the O&G industry, produce a LOT of wastewater. Researchers at West Virginia University have combined both wastewater streams to produce “water that is clean enough to reuse.” How cool is that?!

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