Report: Fracking will boost U.S. water-treatment industry

The boom in hydraulic fracturing in the U.S. will boost the country's water-treatment sector by 28% over the next eight years as the industry finds new ways to treat wastewater from fracking, Lux Research reported on May 1. "Fracking represents a significant water treatment challenge -- hydrocarbons, heavy metals, scalants, microbes, and salts in produced and flowback water from shale gas wells represent a water treatment challenge on par with the most difficult industrial wastewaters," said Lux Research analyst Brent Giles, who is also the report's lead author.

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