E3 Solutions will use the following comparative example of current disposal methods used in drilling operations with the main focus of using E3’s Varimax-40 enhanced evaporation system versus trucking and injection: "The costs for hauling away wastewater for deep-well injection ranges between $0.07 and $0.17 per gallon. For a newly fracked well, the cost could reach $100,000 for transporting over 588,000 gallons of flowback – water levels produced from each basin, and indeed, each wellhead can vary. Plus, an additional potential 142,800 gallons each day of transported produced wastewater, at $20,000 per day. To haul water off-site for disposal over the 20-year life of a hydraulic fracturing well-project, it was estimated to cost $160 million (includes trucking costs, water disposal costs and labor)."-Source Energy Central website article.
When considering wastewater treatment cost, enhanced evaporation should be at the forefront of your discussion since the per 1000 gallons of evaporated wastewater is the lowest in the marketplace. Usually, evaporation ponds are designed and engineered solely on local pan evaporation rates. However, adding an efficient enhanced evaporation system will accelerate removal and withdraw the burden of stopping production or adding additional ponds to increase production and holding capacity.