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May 17, 2011
ALTELA RECEIVES ARTEMIS TOP 50 WATER TECH AWARD FOR 2ND YEAR IN A ROWAltela is pleased to announce that it has been named, for the 2nd year in a row, one of the Top 50 Water Tech Companies by The Artemis Project.
May 9, 2011
Water Desalination Report - Marcellus Shale, Distiller reduces frac water volumeIn November, Clean Streams LLC began operating the first of four treatment modules to treat and recycle frac flowback and produced water from shale gas operations in the Marcellus Shale. In mid-April, the Williamsport, Pennsylvania facility began operating three more AltelaRain evaporative units capable of treating 2,400 bbl/d (380 m3/d) of wastewater. Read more
May 6, 2011
The New York Times - Energy Dept. Panel to Revise Standards for Gas ExtractionWASHINGTON — The Obama administration, seeing increased domestic natural gas production as a linchpin in its long-term energy strategy, has named a panel of experts to find ways to make hydraulic fracturing, a fast-growing method of extracting natural gas, safer and cleaner. Read more
May 5, 2011
ALTELA TECHNOLOGY DEMONSTRATED TO BE SOLUTION TO MAY 19TH FRAC WASTEWATER DISPOSAL DEADLINEWILLIAMSPORT, PA – As natural gas producers and public water companies race to meet the May 19th deadline to stop releasing diluted hydrofracking water contaminated with bromide and radioactive material from shale gas extraction into the state’s rivers, one company has stepped forward with a technology validated by the PA Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) and the U.S. Department of Energy (US DOE) that treats the water and meets the new regulations for clean water discharge.
Altela, Inc., a water purification company now co-operating a plant in Williamsport owned by Clean Streams LLC, has set up AltelaRain® 600 modules to receive water after the PA DEP asked for a voluntary stoppage of ineffective water treatment around the state. Its first plant processes 100,000 gallons a day of frac flowback water and produced water, and many more plants are being planned around the state to treat wastewater from the thousands of natural gas wells in the state.
“Altela is the solution to the May 19th challenge,” said Ned Godshall, CEO of Altela. “Our product removes the salts, bromide, benzene, and radioactive material in the water, so it can then be reused for the next frac job or put back in the river with absolutely no human health risk.” Click here for full version of press release.