EFD Technology – Market Applications


EFD Technology is positioned to revolutionize existing desalination and brine disposal globally. With no competitors, EFD is positioned as the new industry standard with the only technology eliminating environmentally toxic brine on a utility scale. EFD technology can be built as a utility scale desalination plant, as a retrofit to an existing utility scale desalination plant or as a mobile unit.


OIL & GAS INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS

The Oil and Gas industry generates tremendous amounts of toxic and brine waste water through drilling operations worldwide. Disposal or reinjection of oil and gas wastewater is expensive. In the United States, current regulations allow for reinjection for certain types of operations. However, the process raises significant environmental concerns because this waste water contains a cocktail of chemicals that can contaminate ground water or cause earthquakes. In some places this wastewater is stored indefinitely due to a lack of a viable treatment or discharge process.

EFD Mobile Units could be established at drilling sites and EFD technology could play an important role in treating the waste water so it does it not contaminate ground water. With proper treatment, oil and gas waste water could be reused and repurposed for other uses.

The competition for EFD’s Mobile Units is existing brine disposal and toxic clean-up systems. The example below is based on information from the oil & gas industry, which produced 3.44 billion barrels of oil resulting in 17.2 billion barrels of wastewater in 2015. EFD estimates the total addressable market for building mobile units for the oil & gas industry alone at $44 billion.

Disposal Method # barrels wastewater / day industry-wide # barrels processed per EFD unit/day Disposal cost/barrel Estimated cost per unit/day Estimated cost per unit/year Industry-wide estimated cost per day Industry-wide estimated cost per year
Reinjection 40 million
(2.36 billion gallons)
Cal.@ 3 Billion gal yr.
4,000
(200k gallons)
$6 $24,000 $8.76 million $240 million $87.6 billion
EFD $0.50* $2,000* $730,000* $20 million $8 billion
*includes cost of capitalization Total Savings $22,000 $8.3 million $220 million $79.6 billion