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Texas Companies Try To Recycle Hydraulic Fracking Water

April 15th, 2013

According to an article recently featured in the Texas Tribune, companies are currently working on ways to recycle hydraulic fracking water. Hydraulic fracking is process used by energy companies inwhich sand, water, and chemicals are injected into the ground to create cracks in the earth’s crust and allow trapped oil and gas to escape. According to the article, the technology involves a large container, dubbed a “Hippo,” that purifies water from oilfields via filters and other means. The scrubbed water could potentially be reused in the fracking process, which requires roughly 4 million to 6 million gallons of water per well.

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