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Main Title Hydraulic fracturing wastewater : treatment, reuse, and disposal /
Author Spellman, Frank R.,
Publisher CRC Press,
Year Published 2017
OCLC Number 974673838
ISBN 9781138197923; 1138197920
Subjects Sewage--Purification. ; Sewage disposal. ; Hydraulic fracturing--Environmental aspects.
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAM  TD745.S6376 2017 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 10/12/2017
Collation xix, 313 pages ; 27 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Section 1: Introduction -- Section 2: Fracking Process and Produced Wastewater -- Section 3: Fracking Water Management Choices -- Section 4: Produced Wastewater Disposal -- Section 5: Safety and Health Impacts of Working with Produced Wastewater. This book provides a balanced discussion about the wastewater generated by hydraulic fracturing operations, and how to manage it. It includes an in-depth discussion of the hydraulic fracturing process, the resulting water cycle, and the potential risks to groundwater, soil, and air. The "fracking" process involves numerous chemicals that could potentially harm human health and the environment, especially if they enter and contaminate drinking water supplies. Treatment, reuse, and disposal options are the focus, and several case studies will be presented. The book also discusses the issues of the large amounts of water required for drilling operations, the impacts on water-sensitive regions.