Sweetwater Resources Inc. Announces Flow-Back On-Site Recycling Technology (FORT) for the Recycling of Flow-back, Pit and Produced Water for Oil and Gas Producers

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Sweetwater's FORT technology can recycle on-site up to 1,700 barrels per day of flow-back, pit or produced water daily, with additional fixed capacity of 5,000 barrels per day slated for Morgantown, WV, in July, 2011.

FORT Mobile Treatment System

Integrated on and off-site flow-back, produced and pit water management.

A leader in separations technologies located in Pittsburgh’s North Shore, Sweetwater Resources Inc. announces FORTTM , (Flow-back On-Site Recycling Technology). The mobile, trailer-based system can recycle up to 1,700 barrels per day (71,000 gallons) of frac water and produces high quality water capable for reuse in hydraulic fracturing operations.
The proprietary process reduces suspended solids, hydrocarbons, free and dissolved organics and a wide range of heavy metals to extremely low levels. By recycling flow-back and produced waters, oil and gas producers can reduce water consumption and significantly reduce the impact of trucking water. The FORT™ process does not utilize chemicals or large sedimentation tanks, thus reducing its operating foot print and time required to treat large volumes of water.

FracWatch™ offers the industry's first 24/7, real-time water quality monitoring system. Sweetwater’s mobile trailers and fixed treatment facilities digitally monitor various water conditions and volumes and transmits that data to Sweetwater’s headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA. FORT™ mobile treatment trailers also collect GPS location data.

Sweetwater’s secure website will allow customers to watch their respective FORT™ trailers working in real time as well as provide historical reports on water treatment quality, locations and volumes. The system is designed with a range of failsafe mechanisms to ensure against spills or water quality compromises. The FORT™ water treatment system and FracWatch™ are fully deployable to any shale or unconventional oil or gas play in the world.

AES SweetwaterTM
Sweetwater Resources has teamed with American Environmental Services (AES) to create a fixed site frac water recycling facility in Morgantown, WV. Headquartered in the Pittsburgh area, AES is a leading provider of hazardous and non-hazardous waste management services for the last 20 years. The AES Sweetwater site will be located at AES's treatment, storage and disposal facility in Morgantown, WV which is in the heart of the Appalachian Basin unconventional gas play. The facility is designed to off-load and reload three to four water tankers simultaneously and has a capacity of 5,000 barrels per day (210,000 gallons per day). The facility will begin accepting water in July of 2011.

For more information contact:
Michael Havelka                        
412-904-4260 (x 2001)                    

Sean Behun
412-904-4260 (x 2002)

Sweetwater Resources, Inc.
1501 Preble Avenue
Suite 200
Pittsburgh, PA 15233

412-904-4260 Office
412-904-4259 Fax

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