Treatment Rocks in Filtration Study; CQU Aids in Coal Seam Gas Research

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CQUNIVERSITY has helped establish a research partnership to test new coal seam gas water treatment technology which uses volcanic rock filtration.

University researcher Ben Kele is the linchpin in the project through his company Midell Water.

CQUniversity is also involved as an institution through a memorandum of understanding with other key players and will be arranging one or two postgraduate students to help.

Midell Water and Queensland Coal Seam Gas (CSG) producer and explorer WestSide Corporation Limited have announced the establishment of the research partnership to test new CSG water treatment technology.

The companies have executed an agreement to build and operate the water treatment facility incorporating Midell Water's technology at the Meridian SeamGas CSG joint venture business operated by WestSide at Moura in Queensland's Bowen Basin.

The aim of the pilot plant is to treat the CSG water to a standard that will enable it to be reused beneficially. To this end one of Australia's leading consulting firms on the beneficial reuse of treated water, Arris Pty Ltd, has joined the partnership. …