Electrochemical technologies for produced water treatment
Dina T. Moussa, Muftah H. El-Naas
Produced water is the byproduct generated by the oil and gas industries, and it is becoming a global concern, due to its complex composition and extreme salinity. On the other hand, such large volumes of water can be treated and utilized to replenish the freshwater supply that is becoming increasingly scarce, making the potential reuse of treated produced water an attractive opportunity. This chapter provides a detailed characterization of produced water from different sources as well as a comprehensive overview of the well-established and emerging electrochemical technologies of produced water treatment. The electrochemical technologies covered in this chapter include anodic oxidation, electrodialysis, and electrodialysis reversal, electro-deionization, capacitive- deionization, electro-coagulation, and electrodeposition, Finally, opportunities of reusing treated produced water are discussed.
Produced Water, Electrochemical Technologies, Wastewater Treatment, Electrocoagulation
Published online 8/1/2017, 25 pages
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