Coalbed Methane Produced Water In The Western Us

Coalbed Methane

Water in the Wyoming portion of the Powder River Basin is currently being treated with this technology.2 Water to be treated is passed through a large bed of molecularly adsorbent resin beads. Sodium and, secondarily, other positively charged molecules such as potassium, calcium, and magnesium are adsorbed onto the resin. Collateral treatment includes degassing bicarbonate and reducing alkalinity of the treatment water (see Figure 6.1). Additional unit configurations can be included to address...

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CBM produced water in the Raton-New Mexico, San Juan, Piceance, and Uinta Basins is almost exclusively reinjected into deep, geologic formations, as a means of disposal (Table 4.1). This approach is used in these basins because of the characteristically high FIGURE Proportional representation of CBM produced water management strategies in the Wyoming and Montana portions of the Powder River Basin. The total amount of water produced in the Wyoming Powder River Basin from CBM extraction in 2008...