Production

Increase operational water efficiency and enhanced oil recovery operations

Produced Water Treatment

Microbial activity in produced water can inhibit operation efficiency, leading to corrosion, sulfide release and fouling of the reservoir, tubulars and surface equipment. Dow’s leading microbial solutions for produced water treatment remove bacteria to increase operational efficiency in water flooding and enhanced oil recovery operations.

Whether you need treatment technologies for produced water reuse or disposal, Dow’s microbial control solutions will help you control costs and meet specifications or regulatory guidelines.

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Product Name Active Ingredient Features & Benefits
AQUCAR™ GA 25 Water Treatment Microbiocide
AQUCAR™50 Water Treatment Microbiocide
Glutaraldehyde
  • Rapid control with some preservative properties
  • Rapid decontamination of the downhole environment
  • Moderate high-temperature stability and prolonged downhole protection
  • Highly effective and stable in recycled, produced and polymer flood waters
AQUCAR™ 714 Water Treatment Microbiocide
AQUCAR™ 742 Water Treatment Microbiocide
Glutaraldehyde
N-alkyl-N,N-dimethyl-N-benzylammonium chloride (ADBAC)
  • Synergistic blends of glutaraldehyde and ADBAC quat
  • Enhanced rapid control and biofilm penetration properties
AQUCAR™ PS 25 Water Treatment Microbiocide
AQUCAR™ 75 Water Treatment Microbiocide
Tetrakis (hydroxymethyl) phosphonium sulfate (THPS)
  • Rapid control with some preservative properties
  • Rapid decontamination of the downhole environment
  • Moderate high-temperature stability and prolonged downhole protection
AQUCAR™ DB 20 Water Treatment Microbiocide
AQUCAR™DB 5 Water Treatment Microbiocide
2,2-dibromo-3-nitrilopropionamide (DBNPA)
  • Extremely rapid control of microbes immediately prior to injection of water downhole
  • Non-corrosive at end-use concentrations
  • Compatible with pumping, piping and storage equipment
  • Highly effective when used with preservative chemistries
AQUCAR™ TN 25 Water Treatment Microbiocide
AQUCAR™ A 78
Water Treatment Microbiocide

AQUCAR™ TA 64 Water Treatment Microbiocide
Tris(hydroxymethyl)nitromethane (THNM)
4,4-dimethyloxazolidine (DMO)
1-(3-chloroallyl)-3,5,7-triaza-1-azoniaadamantane chloride (CTAC)
  • Long-term protection of the reservoir
  • Performance maintained at high temperatures and salinities

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