The anti-fracking crowd wants you to believe fracking contaminates water forever. Here’s a company in Wisconsin handling that problem. Ask them what energy they want used? Why can’t our own resources be used?
Tech and Biotech: AquaMost makes a move
December 15, 2012 4:00 pm • JUDY NEWMAN | Wisconsin State Journal | [email protected] |
AquaMost, a Madison company with a new system for purifying water, is moving into bigger quarters.
The company will graduate from its 5,300 square feet at the Madison Enterprise Center business incubator, 100 S. Baldwin St., to take over 8,000 square feet of space at 103 E. Badger Road on Jan. 1.
It will provide space for AquaMost’s large devices, currently housed in a “semi-trailer that we park two blocks away and do testing in the parking lot,” said chief executive officer Todd Asmuth.
Established in 2006, AquaMost uses electrically charged titanium plates and ultraviolet light to purify contaminated water. The company is focusing on hydraulic fracturing, commonly called fracking, which involves pumping water, sand and chemicals into the earth to push out oil or natural gas.
“For every barrel of oil, they get eight barrels of water” coming back up, Asmuth said, and the water is laden with salt, sand and chemicals. AquaMost’s system cleans the water, without chemicals, allowing it to be reused.
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