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Produced Water Research Program

The use of water for oil and gas extraction has been common practice since the 1940s but has increased significantly during the current century with the advent of widespread hydraulic fracturing. As concerns over water use and disposal grow, we are searching for solutions.

Team Members:

This team was assembled to help faculty connect to each other, agency personnel, and funding sources to support the research to transform how Oklahoma treats produced water and marginal water of various sorts.

Lab Capabilities:

Characterization and treatment of produced water are the first steps to finding feasible applications for this vast quantity of water.

Data & Resources:

Research will one day provide the opportunity to reuse produced water, signifying an increase in available water and the overall improvement of the world’s environment.