Optimization of technologies intended to remove dissolved solids from CBM produced waters

Dr Miller Alonso Camargo-Valero, Prof. Andrea Schäfer
Conventional and low-cost technologies for chemical precipitation/ion exchange of targeted ions (i.e., Fe+2, Ca+2, Mg+2, Na+, Cl-, etc) will be tested, optimised and compared with highly efficient but energy intensive alternatives (i.e., membrane and reverse osmosis technologies).

Optimization of technologies intended to remove trace pollutants from CBM produced waters

Prof. Andrew Nelson, Prof. Rik Brydson, Dr Andy Ross & Dr Miller Alonso Camargo-Valero
Advance oxidation processes (AOP) and novel adsorbent materials (i.e., filter media coated with nanoparticles) will be tested and developed for the removal of heavy metals and organic compounds.

Reuse strategies for treated CBM produced waters

Dr Miller Alonso Camargo-Valero, Mrs Barbara Evans & Dr Andy Sleigh
This project will be aimed to fill some knowledge gaps that request further research in this field, particularly those related to reducing associated risks to human health and the environment, when CBM produced waters are reused in agriculture irrigation and water supply for drinking water. Educating the general public to understand pros and cons of CBM produced water reuse will be also considered.