Aquatech has started deployment of its wastewater treatment solution, MoVap unit, at a field location in Western Pennsylvania, US.

The MoVap unit is a solution designed for the wastewater treatment needs of oil and gas producers, starting in the Marcellus Shale region, which encompasses parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, New York and Maryland.

When fully treated with the proprietary MoVap solution, waters can be reused or returned to the environment in compliance with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits, the company said.

The MoVap solution provides a new standard for mobile water treatment, meeting compliance levels formerly associated with sophisticated stationary water treatment facilities.

The company also said the MoVap based wastewater treatment at the well pad is high-quality treatment that delivers consistent water quality and promotes safety.

The high-quality treated water allows the gas producers the ability to simplify the water management at the well pad and promotes use of better quality water for hydraulic fracturing, and this translates into safety of operations at the well pad and better-quality hydraulic fracturing.

Aquatech regional business development manager Chuck Kozora said the MoVap unit is designed to reduce the volume of high total dissolved solids laden wastewaters from hydraulic fracturing operations on the well pad.

Aquatech is engaged in the development of wastewater recycling, reuse and treatment.