Advanced Biotechnology in Coal Seam Gas Associated water: Silica Management by Algae Interventions

Yanhong (Yvonne) Xu, Master of Integrated Water Management, University of Queensland, 2013

The objective of this study is to assess the technical (biological uptake) feasibility, and the economic and energy costs of different options for using algae to remove silica from Coal Seam Gas (CSG) water and handing the algal biomass produced. This report starts by characteristic silica fouling issue during brine concentration and current silica mitigation methods in CSG industry. Then, describing a range of potential flowsheet options, including algae
interventions, with different strengths and weaknesses via literature review.

 

Advanced Biotechnology in Coal Seam Gas Associated water: Silica Management by Algae Interventions