Silica-based Bioremediation of Fracking Wastewater

Organization: 

University of Minnesota – Office for Technology Commercialization, MN, US

I.P. Brief: 

Non-genetically modified bacteria embedded into a cheap silica-based hybrid gel provide a safe and economical method for degrading harmful chemicals such as benzene in hydraulic fracturing (fracking) wastewater used in the production of shale gas.

Keywords: 

Water purification, oil and gas extraction

Primary Industry: 

Environmental, Water & Waste

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