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Industrial Info Resources

January 03, 2011 05:10 ET

Cost-Effective Water Recycling Key to Continued Growth of Shale Gas Drilling, an Industrial Info News Alert

SUGAR LAND, TX--(Marketwire - January 3, 2011) - Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- A small Alberta-based company may have found the answer to one of the biggest challenges facing the fast-growing shale-drilling industry: what to do with the massive volumes of wastewater generated during the hydraulic fracturing process.

Since 2004, Aqua-Pure Ventures Incorporated (TSXV:AQE) (Calgary, Alberta), working as a contractor to Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE:DVN) (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), has recycled more than 700 million gallons of water used in shale drilling in the Barnett Formation, which lies under the Dallas/Fort Worth area, according to Brent Halldorson, Aqua-Pure's chief operating officer. Aqua-Pure's U.S. subsidiary, Fountain Quail Water Management LLC (Roanoke, Texas), provides services related to shale gas water recycling, while the parent company focuses on technology development.

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