Aqua-Pure is the premier recycler of industrial wastewater in North America.

Aqua-Pure is the premier recycler of industrial wastewater in North America.

Aqua-Pure is the premier recycler of industrial wastewater in North America.


In October 2011, Fountain Quail introduced its ROVER System, a significant technological advance of the past several years in the treatment of shale gas wastewater.

The ROVER mobile clarifier package is a rugged, durable in-field technology designed for primary treatment of shale gas flowback at or near the source. The self-contained system, which can treat 10,000 barrels of flowback and produced water per day, addresses some of the most pressing challenges faced by operators in shale gas plays across North America.

Follow shale wastewater as it arrives from the wellhead,
travels through the ROVER System and is converted into clean brine for re-use.

The technology dramatically reduces the costs of water sourcing, storage, disposal and transportation by enabling producers to recycle water on-demand near the wellhead. The mobile configuration is suitable for virtually any drilling location.

Tested, refined and proven in conjunction with Devon Energy in the Barnett Shale, the system removes suspended solids and soluble organics from shale gas wastewater and returns clean brine that can be blended for re-use as frac fluid.
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The ROVER System consists of a low-profile clarification trailer and an auxiliary support trailer. Flowback is pumped from the source (e.g., frac tank, pit) into the unit. Suspended solids and organics are separated from the solution using clarification and an adjustable chemical system that addresses the constant variability of shale water. Solids settle into a collection tank where they are de-watered while clean brine is pumped out of the system to a designated location specified by the customer. The clean brine may be used for a broad range of drilling operations.

The system has a small footprint, requiring only a 30-foot by 55-foot pad. It is completely self-reliant, with power supplied by a generator if utility access is unavailable. The ROVER System is DOT-approved for non-permitted transportation in the U.S. and Canada, and has full HAZOP (detailed Hazard and Operational Study) certification.

A ROVER specification sheet is available here.

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