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RECORD NUMBER: 22 OF 44
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Hydraulic fracturing wastewater : treatment, reuse, and disposal /|
|Author||Spellman, Frank R.,|
|Subjects||Sewage--Purification. ; Sewage disposal. ; Hydraulic fracturing--Environmental aspects.|
|Collation||xix, 313 pages ; 27 cm|
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.