As you are aware there has been an uproar ever since Shell announced it proposed to invest $200m in shalegas exploration in the Karoo. One of the issues is that fracking makes use of large volumes of water and the Karoo is desperately short of water. Then no one knows what chemicals are mixed in with the water which is injected under ground and how this could affect the water quality.
As a consequence the South African government has put a temporary hold on exploration. Meanwhile the U.S.Environmental Protection Agency is going to soon make known final standards on dust emissions which is an issue that has not arisen here.
It does seem that some sort of restrictions could be imposed here in South Africa but that fracking will go ahead because we need gas for the PetroSA plant in Mosselbay. Whatever the outcome, we at Filcon Filters are well placed to handle the filtering of polluted water. Primarily as filtration specialists we supply clear solutions to filtration problems, but we also carry a complete range of filter products from automatic back flushing strainers, inline basket strainers and centrifugal separators to consumables such as filter bags and filter cartridges.