Produced Water Reduction System Water Evaporator System
Gulf Coast Environmental Systems’ PWRS Water Evaporator is a trailer mounted wastewater evaporator and concentrator offering water disposal and cost savings in a mobile solution. This unit was created to provide rapid treatment for wastewater where storage options like tanks, ponds, and pits may be limited. The PWRS Water Evaporator concentrates a wide range of challenging aqueous waste, from water sources such as leachate and drilling water. Due to the up to 99% reduction of water achievable using GCES’ PWRS Water Evaporator, any remaining slurry can be easily stored and transported at a reduced cost.
This technology offers the unique advantage of quick deployment due to its mobile and “temporary” nature.
What is Leachate?
Leachate is defined as water that has percolated through a solid and leached out some of the constituents. This means that after flowing through the tank to separate the sludge, it is contaminated with compounds that must be treated and removed before the water can be returned to the environment.
Method of Abatement
This technology works through the reduction of liquid waste volume through evaporation of the wastewater contents in a process known as “Quenching”. Typically, “Quenching” is a method of gas cooling often used when a hot gas stream is to be treated by a wet scrubber. This is necessary to prevent evaporative losses inside a scrubber that would otherwise reduce its removal efficiency. For this evaporation technology, the same principles apply, but with a different objective: To have the waste liquid contents evaporate for a desired volume reduction instead of targeting a desired exhaust temperature. Wastewater reduction efficiency, and thus the liquid injection rate will drive the quantity of heat to be supplied, instead of the other way around.
Liquid waste reduction is achieved by spraying the wastewater into a hot gas stream until a point of adiabatic saturation is reached. At this point any heat that would be transferred through evaporation is immediately offset by an equal amount of condensation. No heat is transferred (adiabatic) and no more water evaporates (saturation) which assures that the greatest volume reduction possible.
- Drilling & Fracking Water
- Corrosion resistant construction
- Fully automated controls
- Gulfstar monitoring available
- Capable of batch or continuous operations
- Trailer and skid mounted for maximum mobility
- Lack of heat exchangers and membranes mean fewer moving parts and less service cost.
- Reduces cost of water disposal
- Removes solids early in process to reduce risk of pipeline erosion or damage
- Much faster treatment than traditional pond and tank technologies
These options are available a la carte as needed or as fully integrated complete packages setup on secondary or tertiary trailers.
- Settling tank
- Compressed Air
- Water pretreatment for solids, contaminated water, and hazardous materials
- Treatment for released air where air pollution must be treated
If you are interested in this technology, or would like to learn more about Gulf Coast Environmental Systems’ wastewater solutions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 832.476.9024