A steady flow of technological innovations in electronics,
construction, healthcare and other fields is driving the resurgence of copper mining throughout the world.
In Peru alone, copper production jumped nine percent in the first three months of 2014.* Industry observers
predict that the demand for copper will continue to grow at a fast clip for at least the next five years.
Along with the boom comes an increased need for effective water...
The global demand for beverage cans will
increase between two and three percent in 2015, according to a recent forecast by Alcoa, one of the world’s
leading suppliers of aluminum canstock.
With the number of cans rolling off production lines fast approaching one-half trillion a year, canmakers are
constantly challenged to optimize their plant operations. Each step of can manufacturing – from drawing and
ironing to curing and finishing – offers opportunity for improvement. But let’s...
We just got back from the recent Shale Water Expo in Houston.
This was the first conference and exhibition in the United States to focus on the natural gas drilling
industry’s biggest issue: water.
Water management is on everybody’s mind these days. Water, the high-cost, high-volume component in hydraulic
fracturing, is more than just an operating expense. It has become an item of public concern that’s in the
news every day. Not surprisingly, one conference panel featured a...
When the sky cries, that’s a natural phenomenon. But when
Nature’s pure water mixes with various types of oil and hydraulic fluids or other contaminants, the result
is a man-made problem.
Commonly called stormwater runoff, rainwater will flow wherever it wants once it hits Earth. And this
characteristic is what makes water troublesome wherever it encounters oil – in heavy
equipment yards, scrap yards, truck and train terminals, oil and gas operations, shipping docks and the
like. Water from various types...
Recently, an increasing number of companies in the oil and gas
industry’s hydraulic fracturing wastewater disposal business have found employing efficient, low-maintenance
oil skimming technology can bring sustained improvements to their bottom lines. We’re talking added monthly
profits of $3,000 to $18,000. Sound appealing?
Wastewater disposal companies in Texas, West Virginia and Ohio, who have purchased oil skimmers to recover
and sell oil that is present in the hydraulic fracturing wastewater being delivered to their facilities,
have capitalized on this...