CarboNet™ water treatment was developed by seasoned entrepreneurs that will all attest to the fact that building companies and generating happy customers comes down to a singular belief – that is our policy – no A$$holes. It’s our only corporate policy.
That is our tagline and its based on how we look at things. The inspiration for CarboNet™ water treatment came from the failed approaches used to deal with offshore oils spills of the early 2000s. The conventional approach was to use dispersants, a type of detergent, to try to remove the oil. Rather than removing the oil, these dispersants broke down oil down into tiny particles that sunk deeper into the ocean’s water column and ended up poisoning aquatic life well below the surface. Unlike conventional water treatment chemicals like detergents and heavy oxidants, CarboNet™ water treatment technology can go after such tiny particles and net them for easy removal. By utilizing drug delivery polymers in a unique formulation, CarboNet™ water treatment can design a broad suite of products that target specific constituents in wastewater that are historically very difficult and very costly to remove.
Our technology is simple to apply – requiring no CAPEX, specialized labour or special process. Our ingredients are readily available and allow for a cost-effective formulation. We consistently prove that we are more cost-effective than conventional water treatment chemicals.
A reliable, low-risk, cost-effective chemical method for treating industrial wastewater for reuse or safe disposal. The solution comprises our core technology, the NanoNet™ platform of nanosized particles comprising a proprietary blend of polymer and surfactants. The microscopic particles selectively bind undesirable materials in industrial wastewater, including oils, greases, solids (both suspended and dissolved) and metal ions. NanoNet™ treatment particles agglomerate to form a light, stable flocculant that lifts the undesirable materials to the water surface, for easy removal with standard water treatment equipment. Our first product in the NanoNet™ platform, NanoNet Fe™, specifically targets the removal of iron and hydrocarbons to trace levels.
CarboNet™ water treatment scientists have developed new formulations that can remove constituents like arsenic, mercury, copper and other metals or ions from water – making the technology applicable to industries like mining, SAGD and more. Technology
NanoNet Fe™ water treatment product is the first Carbonet™ water treatment product line, usually delivered as a concentrate. It employs selected polymers and surfactants from the NanoNet™ platform for the targeted removal of iron species from oilfield production water. The NanoNet Fe™ product line also includes training, methods and product support.
As of January 2020
For clean brine generation, this line of water treatment chemicals and methods replaces the need for coagulants and flocculants.
It may also reduce or defer the use of oxidizing biocides like ClO2 or PAA.
It’s probably sitting at the wellsite today: A tote, a tank (with aeration), a dosing pump, and a hose is all it takes.
Higher volume users will get more bang for their buck with heavily aerated processes, best enabled with a Dissolved Air Floatation (DAF) system or something similar.
NanoNet Fe™ concentrate works in any water treatment process that includes a contained system and well-distributed airflow.
When NanoNet™ concentrate is dosed into the produced water, the air helps mix the chemical with the water.
The even generation and distribution of tiny air bubbles into the treatment tank allow the resulting flocs to efficiently rise (float) to the surface of the water, where they are then removed by a skimming device.
The air also helps naturally oxidize some of the iron.
The chemicals and methods are effective at both low and high volumes of throughputs of over 24 bbls/min.
NanoNet Fe™ solutions from concentrate, and methods, can remove 30-150 PPM iron from produced water.
Depending on starting levels, final iron content is typically between 0-10 PPM total iron (including DISSOLVED iron, which is typically undetectable from a visual observation).
Post-treatment iron content levels are often less than 1 PPM.
On a “barrels of water” basis, a bbl of NanoNet Fe™ concentrate is required to treat 2,000 bbls of water.
On an iron content basis, we conservatively start at a 1:1 dosage based on iron levels. Field work suggests that this dosage rate can be optimized lower as treatment proceeds.
10 mins of contact time is ideal.
Field trials have shown that the resulting sludge is only 1% of the total water.
Only targeted species and the NanoNet™ products are fully removed from the water in the skimming process.
The watery sludge can be dewatered with a screw press and disposed in a landfill or saltwater disposal well (SWD).
The vast majority of treated water can then be recycled for use in subsequent hydraulic fracturing operations.