Penn State Cooperative Extension will host an online webinar on October 28 entitled, "Treatment/Disposal Options for Wastewaters from Shale Gas Drilling," starting at 1 p.m..
The webinar is free and open to the public. Instructions for pre-registration are available online.
One million gallons is a lot of water. When Marcellus shale gas drillers probe for natural gas using the hydrofracture technique, they inject about three million gallons of water underground. Typically, about 30 to 40 percent of the injected water -- or about 1 million gallons -- returns quickly to the surface at the wellhead. This wastewater, known as "flowback," carries large amounts of dissolved solids and high concentrations of salt and must be treated before it is returned to surface-water sources.
This program will explore the issues surrounding the handling of this wastewater.
For more information, contact Kowalski at 570-278-1158 or send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.