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With the emergence of hydraulic fracturing (also known as “fracking” or “fracing”) as a method for utilizing underground energy resources, ensuring that pollutants do not enter natural water bodies surrounding drill sites has quickly become a key issue in environmental monitoring.

Hydraulic Fracturing Water Analysis Application Article

US EPA Hydraulic Fracturing Reference Page
Continually receiving real-time surface water and groundwater quality data allows energy and water quality professionals to determine and regulate the effects of hydraulic fracturing on the environment.

 Hach Hydromet offers Hydrolab and OTT products for real-time remote water quality monitoring and data acquisition. Additionally, Hach Company has developed a hydraulic fracturing water analysis kit for detailed on-site water analysis.

Hydrolab Multi-parameter Sondes

Hydrolab sondes allow short term (attended) and long term (unattended) monitoring of up to 17 water quality parameters simultaneously.

Measured parameters pertaining to fracking operations include:

  • Conductivity (specific conductance)
  • Total Dissolved Solids
  • Salinity
  • pH & Redox potential (ORP)
  • Chloride
  • Water Level
  • Dissolved Oxygen (using Hach LDO technology)
  • Turbidity

OTT Groundwater Instruments

OTT groundwater instruments can provide key groundwater data before, during, and after hydraulic fracturing operations.

  • OTT ecoLog 500: complete in-well groundwater system with flexible remote data transmission for measurement of water level and temperature
  • OTT ecoLog 800: complete in-well groundwater system with flexible remote data transmission for measurement of conductivity, water level, and temperature

Hach Hydraulic Fracturing Water Analysis Kit

Hach's rugged and easy-to-use portable lab kit provides in-depth analysis of parameters critical to fracking, including:
  • Alkalinity
  • Bacteria (iron-related, sulfate-reducing, and slime-forming)
  • Barium
  • Chloride
  • Conductivity
  • Hardness (Total as CaCO3)
  • Hardness (Calcium as CaCO3)
  • Iron (Total as Fe)
  • pH
  • Sulfate
  • Boron

Additional parameters can be added as needed. For more information please visit Hach's Hydraulic Fracturing Water Analysis page.

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