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Reference Number InnUK/131871/01
Title Feasibility study for a model-based engineering toolbox for shale gas wastewater treatment
Status Completed
Energy Categories Fossil Fuels: Oil Gas and Coal(Oil and Gas, Other oil and gas) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Chemistry) 50%;
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Environmental dimensions) 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
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Process Systems Enterprise Limited
Award Type Feasibility Study
Funding Source Innovate-UK
Start Date 01 April 2015
End Date 29 February 2016
Duration 11 months
Total Grant Value £97,510
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Region London
Programme Competition Call: 1406_FS_ENRG_SG - Shale Gas. Activity Developing technologies for safe and responsible exploration of shale gas
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Process Systems Enterprise Limited (100.000%)
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Abstract The exploitation of shale gas is likely to be critical to UK security of energy supply, balance of payments and competiveness of the manufacturing industries in the future. However there is strong public opposition, largely because of environmental concerns focused on public perception of large quantities of contaminated water being produced. For this reason, safe and effective design, operation and monitoring of fracturing and flowback water treatment processes is crucial. Model-based engineering is a key technology to achieve these, but currently no suitable comprehensive set of tools exists. This feasibility study proposal is for pre-commercial development of a high-fidelity modelling toolbox for optimal design and operation of shale gas water treatment facilities based on transferring, adapting and extending well-established existing technology and expertise from other sectors such as chemicals & petrochemicals and conventional wastewater treatment. It also involves engagement of key stakeholders to explore the requirements and potential applications for subsequent commercial development of product and services based on the pre-commercil development.
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