University of Colorado at Boulder
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BMP ID: 6205
Title: Use ion exchange to filter produced water
Text: "Ion Exchange: In the case of produced water, the goal is to preferentially remove sodium. For that application, resins are chosen that are regenerated with hydrogen ions. As the produced water passes through the column, sodium ions are removed from the water. They replace the hydrogen on the resin's exchange sites." [See Supplemental Documents for examples in Wyoming and Montana where Ion Exchange is being used for these purposes]
Source Publication Name: Produced Water Management Information System
Citation Section: Technology Descriptions: Fact Sheet - Ion Exchange
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Supplemental Documents: CONTINUOUS COUNTERCURRENT ION EXCHANGE APPLIED TO CBM PRODUCED WATER TREATMENT IN THE POWDER RIVER BASIN OF WYOMING AND MONTANA
Usage Type: Recommended
Timing: • Production / Operation / Maintenance
Oil / Gas Field:  
Surface Ownership: • Federal
• State
• Private
Mineral Ownership: • Federal
• State
• Private
Primary Contact: Argonne National Laboratory
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Alternate Contact: National Energy Technology Laboratory
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Categories: Water Quantity and Rights
Water Quality and Pollution
Location: General / Federal
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BMP Efficacy: “The backwash stream from ion exchange treatment of produced water will contain high levels of sodium. Therefore, disposal requirements for the concentrated brine should be considered when selecting ion exchange treatment technologies.”
Date Entered: 2009-08-19 15:06 MDT
Last Updated: 2011-07-16 17:35 MDT