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Aston Study in High TDS Pond Proves 130% increase over Natural Evaporation

Posted by Kevin King

Thu, Jan 26, '17

One question I get asked often is what type of increase over natural evaporation does the Aston equipment achieve in high TDS water. One of our very first studies in Elk Springs, Colorado using specific measured data from a high TDS Oil & Gas produced water disposal pond proved a 130% increase over natural evaporation. So for every one inch of natural evaporation drop in a high TDS pond, the Aston Advantage will produce five inches of drop.  

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Topics: accelerated evaporation, pure water, Sustainability, high TDS & TSS

Aston Evaporation Rates Confirmed using Weather Data Analysis against actual Field Data

Posted by Kevin King

Thu, Dec 8, '16

Aston Evaporative Services performs evaporation analysis at specific locations throughout the world.  In this post, you will learn about specific weather elements to pay attention to when trying to determine if adding enhanced natural evaporation technology to your process will work.  I will use a couple of locations we currently have systems operating so you can see this method Aston uses has validity. 

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Topics: enhanced evaporation, evaporation, Sustainability, wastewater

Aston Tempest-1600 Rental versus Injection Well Disposal & Trucking Cost

Posted by Kevin King

Wed, Oct 19, '16

Aston will use the following comparative example of current disposal methods used in drilling operations with the main focus of using an Aston enhanced natural evaporation system versus trucking and injection: "The costs for hauling away wastewater for deep-well injection ranges between $3 and $7 per barrel ($0.35 to $0.85 per cubic metre). For a newly fraced well, the cost could reach $100,000 for transporting over 14,000 barrels (1,670 m3) of flowback – water levels produced from each basin, and indeed, each wellhead can vary. Plus, an additional potential 3400 barrels (405 cubic metres) each day of transported produced wastewater, at $20,000 per dayTo 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 labour)."-source WaterWorld website article.

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Topics: evaporation, Sustainability, Earthquakes, Injection Wells

Time to ReThink Wastewater Injection

Posted by Kevin King

Thu, Sep 29, '16

Over the past few years, Aston Evaporative has paid very close attention to earthquakes induced by wastewater and geothermal injection wells.  

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Topics: Sustainability, wastewater, Earthquakes, Injection Wells

Aston Evaporative Finalizes New Modular Design

Posted by Kevin King

Tue, Sep 20, '16

###PRESS RELEASE###

Aston Evaporative Services has concluded our recent design changes by transitioning our floating atomizers into a modular concept that will give our systems more flexibility.  The new design allows rates from 5GPM/19LPM to well over 1,000GPM/3785LPM by simply connecting the 4-head modules together.  "This ultimately will allow our clients to increase production timetables with minimal cost to an already low cost and sustainable solution," states Aston Director of Global Sales Kevin King.  

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Topics: evaporation, Sustainability, high TDS & TSS, wastewater

Aston Announces New Rental Program

Posted by Kevin King

Tue, Sep 13, '16

Aston Companies is excited and pleased to announce its new Rental Program for North America.

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Topics: evaporation, Sustainability, wastewater, Earthquakes, Injection Wells

Aston Releases New Customizable Land-Based Models

Posted by Kevin King

Tue, Jul 5, '16

Aston Evaporative Services is proud to announce our new line of customizable land-based models. These land based models allow for permanent installation of our industry leading atomization technology for sustainable solutions to waste water discharge regulations. As with our floating models, there are multiple sized systems available ranging from 20gpm/76Lpm to 100gpm/378Lpm.  

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Topics: enhanced evaporation, evaporation, wastewater

A Deeper Look at Injection Wells

Posted by Kevin King

Thu, Apr 21, '16

Since the early 1960's, U.S. officials have known injection wells cause seismic activity which ultimately allowed the closure of the infamous Rocky Mountain Arsenal disposal sites waste water injection program. This study concluded the 710 earthquakes experienced in under 3 1/2 years were specifically related to gallons of waste water injected deep underground via high pressure. Since then hundreds of additional injection wells have been permitted in the State of Colorado and across the country with many more seismic events recorded and one specifically in Rangely, CO., which concluded earthquakes could even be controlled. Closer to Aston's home base in Grand Junction, Colorado, there is a location of interest regarding injection wells. It is the Paradox Valley salt injection facility operated by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation where over 6,000 earthquakes have been observed since the facility first opened. Another area of focus for this post is in Japan where there is strong evidence the recent earthquakes might be the result of Geothermal power plant re-injection.

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Topics: evaporation, Sustainability, wastewater, Earthquakes, Injection Wells

Salt Drift: Always in the Air and Beneficial by Design!

Posted by Kevin King

Wed, Apr 6, '16

One of the biggest questions always asked from potential Aston clients wanting to incorporate enhanced evaporation techniques is the containment of salt drift from high TDS waste streams.  As technology improves and more studies evolve, one thing is for certain, salt is always in the atmosphere, mostly from the salt loading from the ocean due to natures design.  However this doesn't mean it returns to the earth's surface in mass quantities.  Surprisingly models and observations have proved very small micron particles return to the ocean in a very short time frames.

In the study below many factors contribute to the time sea-salt resides in the atmosphere and for how long.  Sizing of the sea-salt, height of the column, and wind speeds are the three most important factors.  Based on the the study the following here are some highlighted conclusions:

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Topics: evaporation, Sustainability, high TDS & TSS, wastewater, Aston Atomizer

Aston Tempest-1600 Pics from Australia Landfill Leachate Operation

Posted by Kevin King

Mon, Mar 14, '16


Landfill Leachate Photos:

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Topics: enhanced evaporation, waste water treatment, Landfill Leachate

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Aston Study in High TDS Pond Proves 130% increase over Natural Evaporation

One question I get asked often is what type of increase over natural evaporation does the Aston equipment achieve in high TDS water. One of our very first studies in Elk Springs, Colorado using...Read more

Aston Evaporation Rates Confirmed using Weather Data Analysis against actual Field Data

Aston Evaporative Services performs evaporation analysis at specific locations throughout the world.  In this post, you will learn about specific weather elements to pay attention to when trying...Read more

Aston Tempest-1600 Rental versus Injection Well Disposal & Trucking Cost

Aston will use the following comparative example of current disposal methods used in drilling operations with the main focus of using an Aston enhanced natural evaporation system versus trucking...Read more

Time to ReThink Wastewater Injection

Over the past few years, Aston Evaporative has paid very close attention to earthquakes induced by wastewater and geothermal injection wells.  Oklahoma is the one area of focus in the media...Read more

Aston Evaporative Finalizes New Modular Design

###PRESS RELEASE### Aston Evaporative Services has concluded our recent design changes by transitioning our floating atomizers into a modular concept that will give our systems more flexibility....Read more