Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
Hydraulic fracturing creates large volumes of produced water, contaminated with organics, suspended solids, and dissolved minerals. This water must either be disposed of in injection wells or treated for reuse. One option is to use a combination of ultrafiltration and nanofiltration to treat this water and reuse it in future hydraulic fracturing wells. The object of this study was to test and characterize commercial nanofiltration membranes. The work done for this project will lead to future work in modifying membranes to improve the rejection of desired components.
Wastewater, Hydraulic fracturing, nanofiltration membranes, ultrafiltration, reuse
Cleous, Haley D., "Recycling wastewater for hydraulic fracturing by use of nanofiltration membranes" (2014). Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Honors Theses. 108.
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