Ohio Awards Grant for Wastewater Treatment Research

Story excerpt provided by Shale Daily.

Written by Jamison Cocklin.

Researchers at Ohio University and their oil and gas industry collaborators have been awarded $1.45 million to advance a technology that could keep more production and flowback water at the drilling site instead of heading to contentious underground disposal wells.

Ohio Third Frontier, a technology-based economic development initiative that’s a part of the Ohio Development Services Agency, awarded the funds to the Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment at Ohio University, a small school in the southeastern part of the state near the epicenter of the Utica Shale boom.

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Originally published October 10, 2014.

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