Silica-based Bioremediation of Fracking Wastewater


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.


Water purification, oil and gas extraction

Primary Industry: 

Environmental, Water & Waste

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