ProChemTech International Awarded New Patent


ProChemTech International, Inc. recently announced that Chief Chemist Timothy Keister, a Certified Water Technologist and Fellow of the American Institute of Chemists, has been awarded U.S. patent, #8,834,726, “Treatment of Gas Well Hydrofracture Wastewaters.”

The patent discloses a method of treating gas well hydrofracture wastewaters by chemically removing toxic barium, as well as iron, manganese, suspended solids, and radium, producing a commodity chemical product, barite. This technology will be assigned to Marcellus Resource Recovery, Inc., for use in proposed facilities for disposal of Marcellus gas shale wastewaters by conversion into chemical products.

Additional patents expanding the conversion of Marcellus wastewater into chemical products were pending.

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