• 4 hours Bidding Action Heats Up In UK’s Continental Shelf
  • 9 hours Keystone Pipeline Restart Still Unknown
  • 13 hours UK Offers North Sea Oil Producers Tax Relief To Boost Investment
  • 15 hours Iraq Wants To Build Gas Pipeline To Kuwait In Blow To Shell
  • 17 hours Trader Trafigura Raises Share Of Oil Purchases From State Firms
  • 18 hours German Energy Group Uniper Rejects $9B Finnish Takeover Bid
  • 20 hours Total Could Lose Big If It Pulls Out Of South Pars Deal
  • 22 hours Dakota Watchdog Warns It Could Revoke Keystone XL Approval
  • 2 days Oil Prices Rise After API Reports Major Crude Draw
  • 2 days Citgo President And 5 VPs Arrested On Embezzlement Charges
  • 2 days Gazprom Speaks Out Against OPEC Production Cut Extension
  • 2 days Statoil Looks To Lighter Oil To Boost Profitability
  • 2 days Oil Billionaire Becomes Wind Energy’s Top Influencer
  • 2 days Transneft Warns Urals Oil Quality Reaching Critical Levels
  • 2 days Whitefish Energy Suspends Work In Puerto Rico
  • 2 days U.S. Authorities Arrest Two On Major Energy Corruption Scheme
  • 2 days Thanksgiving Gas Prices At 3-Year High
  • 3 days Iraq’s Giant Majnoon Oilfield Attracts Attention Of Supermajors
  • 3 days South Iraq Oil Exports Close To Record High To Offset Kirkuk Drop
  • 3 days Iraqi Forces Find Mass Graves In Oil Wells Near Kirkuk
  • 3 days Chevron Joint Venture Signs $1.7B Oil, Gas Deal In Nigeria
  • 3 days Iraq Steps In To Offset Falling Venezuela Oil Production
  • 3 days ConocoPhillips Sets Price Ceiling For New Projects
  • 5 days Shell Oil Trading Head Steps Down After 29 Years
  • 6 days Higher Oil Prices Reduce North American Oil Bankruptcies
  • 6 days Statoil To Boost Exploration Drilling Offshore Norway In 2018
  • 6 days $1.6 Billion Canadian-US Hydropower Project Approved
  • 6 days Venezuela Officially In Default
  • 6 days Iran Prepares To Export LNG To Boost Trade Relations
  • 6 days Keystone Pipeline Leaks 5,000 Barrels Into Farmland
  • 6 days Saudi Oil Minister: Markets Will Not Rebalance By March
  • 6 days Obscure Dutch Firm Wins Venezuelan Oil Block As Debt Tensions Mount
  • 7 days Rosneft Announces Completion Of World’s Longest Well
  • 7 days Ecuador Won’t Ask Exemption From OPEC Oil Production Cuts
  • 7 days Norway’s $1 Trillion Wealth Fund Proposes To Ditch Oil Stocks
  • 7 days Ecuador Seeks To Clear Schlumberger Debt By End-November
  • 7 days Santos Admits It Rejected $7.2B Takeover Bid
  • 7 days U.S. Senate Panel Votes To Open Alaskan Refuge To Drilling
  • 7 days Africa’s Richest Woman Fired From Sonangol
  • 8 days Oil And Gas M&A Deal Appetite Highest Since 2013
James Burgess

James Burgess

James Burgess studied Business Management at the University of Nottingham. He has worked in property development, chartered surveying, marketing, law, and accounts. He has also…

More Info

From The Toilet To The Tap--The Future Of Water Is Here

From The Toilet To The Tap--The Future Of Water Is Here

As America’s oil-rich and breadbasket states dry up under the constant threat of drought and water supplies running dangerously low, a Texas company’s toilet-to-tap technology gains ground with a new joint venture agreement that brings this highly advanced wastewater treatment to the municipal marketplace.

Difficult times call for what may seem like drastic solutions, but as the world struggles with a shortage of water that threatens industries, economies and increases the risk of yet more conflicts, toilet-to-tap solutions become not only acceptable, but essential. Now it’s going commercial.

Last month, STW Water—a wholly owned subsidiary of STW Resources Holding Corp. (OTCQB: STWS)--signed an exclusive agreement with Sunstone Water Group to commercialize its patented advanced municipal wastewater treatment technology.

STW is a leader in water reclamation and desalination in the state of Texas, with proven, cost-efficient projects that will provide Texans, oilfield services and other industries with new sources of water never before tapped. Its partner in this new venture, Sunstone Water Group, is the developer of economically viable patented technology that is changing lives across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

The two forces combined bring this new technology to the US--targeting the dry state of Texas first. The technology won’t just change the availability of potable drinking water on a daily basis for struggling and freshwater-poor municipalities, but STW will also make drinking water available for use in disaster relief and recovery.

At a time when population growth, drought and climate change are putting immense pressure on our water supplies, Americans even in states not affected by drought are beginning to realize that water is not endless and is a precious commodity that we can no longer take for granted.

While Texas faces a ‘mega drought’ that will make even its current ongoing drought pale by comparison, and California introduces harsh new water regulations that have some areas cutting water usage by 35%, advanced toilet-to-tap technology is not only becoming an acceptable idea, but is poised to become the rule rather than the exception.

The STW-Sunstone agreement unleashes new technology that can process municipal wastewater into potable drinking water in a system that can be easily put inline with existing municipal wastewater systems or transported in shipping containers for fast and efficient deployment.

The process involves removing undesirable chemicals, biological contaminants, suspended solids and gases and contaminated water and returning the water to a potable status—safe for human consumption.

For Sunstone, this deal takes its technology to yet another continent, and for STW Resources, the agreement adds to its already sizable arsenal of water technologies that are being implemented in ground breaking reclamation and desalination projects in dry Texas.

STW chose the Sunstone technology to add to its water portfolio because this solution is the most advanced form of toilet-to-tap out there. What makes it the most advanced system? The processed potable water goes directly from the toilet to the tap for immediate use. In other toilet-to-tap systems in use today, wastewater is cleaned up and then put into reservoirs for future use, adding another reprocessing step—a form of “natural filtration” and evaporation—which makes it less efficient.

Everything else on the US market falls short and has failed to gain acceptance for use commercially in municipalities. Even though this technology is being used in other countries, STW is planning to prove these advancements with Sunstone in pilot testing that will begin next month in a large Texan city subject to the rules and regulations of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

“The Sunstone technology is capable of processing and cleaning this contaminated water to specs that are cleaner than the bottled water that is bought in stores every day,” STW President Alan Murphy said in a statement.

“We are wasting our precious fresh water resources every minute of every day when we could be reusing it. We have the technology to clean and process nearly every type of contaminated water for reuse now. Everyone needs to realize that water is a commodity that has to be conserved in every way possible.”

By James Burgess for Oilprice.com

Legal Disclaimer/Disclosure: STW Resources is an Oilprice.com client. This document is not and should not be construed as an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to purchase or subscribe for any investment. No information in this Report should be construed as individualized investment advice. A licensed financial advisor should be consulted prior to making any investment decision. We make no guarantee, representation or warranty and accept no responsibility or liability as to its accuracy or completeness. Expressions of opinion are those of Oilprice.com only and are subject to change without notice. Oilprice.com assumes no warranty, liability or guarantee for the current relevance, correctness or completeness of any information provided within this Report and will not be held liable for the consequence of reliance upon any opinion or statement contained herein or any omission. Furthermore, we assume no liability for any direct or indirect loss or damage or, in particular, for lost profit, which you may incur as a result of the use and existence of the information, provided within this Report.

Back to homepage

Leave a comment

Leave a comment

Oilprice - The No. 1 Source for Oil & Energy News