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Stop the man made earthquakes in Oklahoma by sending the water to an artificial lake
Send the water to a large reservoir in Nevada and turn the
desert into a blooming garden of Eden.
Of course with a water treatment plant wherever there's
enough accumulation of the contaminated water.
Please see link about man-made earthquakes from oil-
please See link about oil cleanup at water treatment
See annotation about the latest edit
Man made quakes
[pashute, Apr 12 2015]
The result of a web search
[pashute, Apr 13 2015]
Scientific paper about water treatment for industrial oil-pumping waste water
Quote: Treatment of produced water has been attempted and is proven to be an effective option for produced water handling [pashute, Apr 13 2015]
Example of the usual industrial solutions
From an upgraded water treatment plant in Israel [pashute, Apr 13 2015]
Research: Constructed wetlands used for cleaning oil
High efficiency in removing oil with constructed wetlands. Most of the cleanup is done by aerated bacteria, but vegetation definitely adds to the successful operation. One of the following links - about that. [pashute, Apr 13 2015]
Research: Constructed wetlands for treating brackish water from oil-pumping industry
Quote: Following treatment, the produced water was suitable for irrigation or discharge to surface waters. [pashute, Apr 13 2015]
Bauer wetlands treatment at the NIMR facility in Oman
PDF includes images and illustrations of this successful method and a description of the vegetation used [pashute, Apr 13 2015]
Vetiver does (not) clean oil
The original Hebrew article about Dr. Nadav Dudai's "discovery" [pashute, Apr 13 2015]
Trees in Oklahoma that drink oil
[pashute, Apr 13 2015]
||// blooming garden of Eden. //
||What, like it's full of talking snakes, and then the people get thrown out just when it's starting to get interesting ... ?
||Any idea how "brackish" this water is? From reading
the article, it sounds like the wells produce a nice
mixture of oil and water. They collect most of the
oil and dispose of the still-contaminated water in
the disposal wells.
||Either bad science or a rant. I'm not even surprised about
the category. [-]
||Besides, if you have to have earthquakes, Oklahoma is a pretty good place. There's nothing there worth a hot cuss.
||Three things about the last edit:
||1. The other category was a mistake I was unaware of.
||2. According to a friend at the Sorek water treatment plant
near Kibbutz Tzoraa, treating oil in contaminated sewage
water is both easy and worth its while, if there is
constantly a relatively high volume of oils in the water. I'll
point to three technologies: Aerating the water, bio-
treatment with plants, and bio-treatment with algae.
||3. About Oklahoma vs. Nevada: I heard two jokes about the
welcome signs there, one about each place. Myself, I was
never in either. The first one is supposedly true: There's a
sign on the far-side border of Nevada that reads "Welcome
to Nevada. If you don't like it go to h***". The other one is
about a guy from Oklahoma who's girlfriend's name is
||Not Dorothy, then? Well, you surely ain't in Kansas anymore ...
||I say keep pumping the water into the Oklahoma
bedrock. Yes, there may be a few minor tremors but
eventually you'll have mountains.
||Surprised after not finding anything in English about
Nativ Dudai's discovery of a plant that drinks gasoline
and can purify polluted areas, although since 2010 the
was full of it,I finally read his
original research paper (link, the article is in Hebrew)
where it says: "Research on the use of
Vetiver for the cleanup of an oil spill and ground
contamination in Venezuela has been inconclusive,
but the plant was shown to be extremely robust and
can grow even in extreme conditions saturated with
50% oil in the water.
||The discharged water from fracking contains proprietary
chemicals (toxins) which are much harder to separate out
||Moving water long distances can only feasibly be done if
going downhill, or it'd take too much energy. Specifically, if
you had enough energy to move water from Oklahoma to
Nevada, you'd get much more water through ocean
||And, according to Google, the joke is about Jamaica, not
Oklahoma. That's good, cause I wouldn't want to get in
trouble with Chuck Norris.