Project Offers City Cost Effective Solution for Brackish Water
STW Resources Holding Corp (OTCQB: STWS), an integrated provider of
water management, including water reclamation and remediation, and
oilfield services, announced today the completion of the previously
announced contract for the custom design, engineering and construction
of the Horizon City Municipal Utility District Reverse Osmosis (RO)
Concentrator. STW Water, a wholly-owned subsidiary of STW Resources, was
selected as the manufacturer/technology integrator for the $2.2 million
project and will maintain the system under a contract with Horizon City.
The existing municipal reverse osmosis plant in Horizon City is 13 years
old and could produce only 7 to 9 million gallons per day of processed
water. According to the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality
(TCEQ), the facility discharged approximately 1 million gallons per day
of brine water unsuitable for human consumption which was directed to
existing evaporation ponds. Because these ponds didn't evaporate at the
anticipated rate, there was a need for more ponds—an option that was not
economically attractive due to land costs.
The solution from STW and its engineering partner, TRE & Associates, was
to design and manufacture the reverse osmosis concentrator to remedy the
evaporation pond issue while neutralizing potential environmental
concerns. With the new system, approximately one-half of the effluent
(processed water) can now be utilized and the other half can be
reclaimed back into the distribution system. This effluent can be
blended with permeate from the other reverse osmosis systems into the
final tanks. The concentrator itself is an economical alternative to
land acquisition and additional ponds for other municipalities.
STW Resources CEO Stanley Weiner added, "These two RO trains are
recovering 700 gallons per minute (gpm) of water previously wasted as
non-recoverable water from the concentrated brine stream of the existing
reverse osmosis facility in Horizon City. The system is running at 99%
rejection rate and saving and providing the city up to an additional
1,000,000 gallons of fresh water per day."
STW Water President Alan Murphy noted, "This is the second concentrator
project in the state of Texas that I designed to recover the maximum
amount of fresh water from brackish water. Completing this project
continues to validate our technology and our project development
expertise. We look forward to continue to work with Horizon City and
other cities that we are currently in negotiations with throughout Texas
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About STW Resources Holding Corp.
STW Resources Holdings Corp (STWS)
is a quality provider of oilfield pipeline services and water
reclamation and processing and management services. STW Water is a Total
Water Solutions Provider Company and provides turnkey design build
solutions and provides its Customers with “out-of-the-box” design
solutions to meet customers’ water needs. STW Water has capabilities to
provide complete oversight of various water and wastewater projects with
primary focus on engineering, regulatory permitting including Public
Water Systems (PWS), Discharge permits, Pilot exception and Pilot Study,
equipment design & treatment process design, manufacturing &
installation and full scale Commissioning and training for all types of
oil & gas, industrial, and municipal water and wastewater markets
throughout the State of Texas and the United States. Recently, STW’s
model of water ownership has had a great deal of success and broken
ground on the Ft. Stockton, Texas project.
The Company consults and provides customized water analysis, reclamation
and remediation services to a variety of complex oil and gas produced
and flowback water, brackish water, ocean water desalination,
industrial, and municipal applications throughout several geographic
locations to fill a tremendous need for fresh water in the areas they
service. As an independent solutions provider, STW utilizes proven
technologies from various well-known manufacturers, including a Zero
Liquid Discharge (ZLD) technology that is economically feasible to use.
These technologies are available as fixed or mobile units with varying
capabilities. STW's process ensures that the most effective and
efficient technologies are implemented. The ZLD system can process any
saline laden water with Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) levels ranging from
5,000 ppm to >300,000 ppm. Current potential project locations include
the Eagle Ford Shale (TX), the west Texas Delaware and Permian Basins
(TX), eastern New Mexico, and ocean desalination projects on the Gulf
Coast of Texas, California, and Hawaii.
STW, with its manufacturing partner Sunstone Water Group, also has the
technology to reclaim municipal wastewater to potable reuse standards.
It is specifically referred to as: Municipal Reclaimed “NEW”
Water. STW’s (Formerly “Toilet-to-Tap”) Reclaimed “NEW” Water
systems for reclaimed wastewater with its advanced pre‐treatment process
combined with Hybrid high brackish high recovery or Seawater Reverse
Osmosis System is capable of purifying contaminated water with a variety
of complex water quality thereby preventing fouling attacks on membranes
& allowing reliable operation with significantly reduced operating
expenses and decreased power consumption.
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT: If STW’s Proprietary ZLD Technology is
placed in-line with a Seawater Reverse Osmosis System or used with a
geothermal operation, there will be no brine concentrate discharged into
the environmentally sensitive local waterways since the system is Zero
Liquid Discharge and 95-98%+ of the fresh water is recovered in
the process. The waste stream is salt crystals and minerals. This is a
completely Blue/Green operation that provides a sustainable supply of
power and water for municipal and industrial use.
STW’s Pipeline division uses the latest technology to install new
pipelines and repair, maintain and restore oil & gas pipelines (STW
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