Finding a Solution for Produced Water
With over 10 billion gallons of produced water generated per day globally, improving the water footprint of oil and gas operations could have an immense impact on water and energy security.
ZwitterCo provides a core technology within the world’s leading integrated solutions for treating produced water.
ZwitterCo’s membranes extract hydrocarbons and residual fine solids, including macro dissolved compounds, producing a clean stream that can be easily polished with downstream desalination or brine concentration technologies.
Benefits of ZwitterCo Superfiltration Membranes
ZwitterCo’s membranes enable cost-effective desalination processes, generating water that is eligible for reuse outside of the oilfield
Improve residual hydrocarbon yield
Membranes provide a chemical-free concentration of residual hydrocarbons
Low maintenance and chemical demand
Our membranes can be cleaned and maintained via remote automation, using generic cleaning chemicals
Less freshwater drawdown and lower hauling emissions from more efficient produced water management
ZwitterCo’s Unique Technology
The membrane can handle unprecedented levels of fats, oils, and grease (FOG) in the stream, protecting downstream TDS removal technologies. Removing the oil, grease, and complex organics from produced water allows downstream desalination technologies to be more effective.
ZwitterCo Membrane Technology Improves Performance
- Handles 50,000 ppm (5%) FOG
99+% retention of FOG, proteins, and solids > 1nm Achieves up to 95% water recovery (20x concentration) Provides ideal pre treatment for desalination steps
- High TDS tolerance (>100,000 mg/L)
- High chemical tolerance