Part of developing new and relevant applications is staying on top of current events, which can mean reading through a lot of news articles. The one topic we run into most often, especially recently here in Ohio, is hydraulic fracturing. Recently, the governor of Ohio announced increased fees for dumping wastewaters associated with hydraulic fracturing from out of state sources. All implications are that these drilling activities will have a national as well as global impact, as evident by this map of the shale gas plays in North America.
Tekmar Talk Blog
Last week, Tekmar presented a poster at the National Environmental Monitoring Conference (NEMC 2012) on dissolved gas analysis in drinking water. Along with the poster sessions, there were also meetings and sessions on a variety of environmental topics. All of the talks were well attended, especially the session devoted to issues surrounding hydraulic fracturing. One issue that was discussed extensively, and that we continue to see, is light hydrocarbon testing and methane migration.