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Other Types of Waste and Water Storage Pits for Hydraulic Fracturing

Processed water holding pits are far from the only ponds, and similar structures, on the hydraulic fracturing site.

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Renovating Existing Produced Water Pits with New Liners

If you have old, existing, produced water pits, you may wonder how much work and investment it would take to get them running again.

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Discharge vs Reuse for Produced Water

While all produced water requires some amount of storage, there’s a big difference in how the pits are designed if you plan to simply discharge the water rather than reusing it. 

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What Damages Produced Water Pit Liners?

All pit liners break down eventually, but some geomembranes are more durable than others.

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Risks from Produced Water Liner Leaks

Without a thorough understanding of the risks of produced water, it’s hard to motivate managers and maintenance teams to keep pits and ponds secure and well-kept. 

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The Challenges of Lining Produced Water Pits

Produced water pits have a tough job; holding back thousands to millions of gallons of wastewater. Considering that most mixtures also include abrasives sands and sludges that wear away at the liner over time, it’s a wonder that there aren’t more leaks and losses. 

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The Sources of Produced Water

Produced water can technically come from many sources, since the term is widely used for various types of industrial waste water. 

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Which Liners Work Best for Containing Produced Water?

All pits and ponds used for storing produced water, even temporarily, should be lined. 

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Tailings: When Things Go Wrong

Tailings ponds contain toxic materials that won’t ever go away, and yet they must survive earthquakes, erosion and intense weather events, perhaps for hundreds, or even thousands of years. 

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Tailings Pond Design

Site conditions, topography and environmental factors all play critical roles in determining the type and placement of a tailings storage facility. 

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Tailings Storage Options

At first blush, tailings ponds are fairly simple structures that hold tailings and enough water to cover them completely, which makes ponds one of the most cost-effective and widely used storage options. 

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So, what are Tailings?

The term tailings refers to the residue that’s left after the usable materials have been recovered. 

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How is Metal Extracted from Ore?

The first step in processing raw ore is reducing the rocks and various chunks to small, uniform sizes.

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History of Tailings Ponds

Mining and, indeed, ore processing have been around for thousands of years, with evidence of lead smelting discovered as early as 4000 BCE in the Fertile Crescent. 

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Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Current Set of Baseball Field Covers

Worn out baseball field covers may technically still work, but they’re far from ideal for controlling field conditions. 

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How to Use Baseball Field Covers Without Risking Turf Damage

With so many potential benefits from baseball field covers, many field managers wonder just how long and how often they can apply the cover without damaging the turf. 

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Weighting and Anchoring Options for Baseball Field Covers

Even the most durable baseball field cover is only as good as the weights or anchors you use it to keep it down. 

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What Materials Work Best for Making Custom Field Covers?

When making or ordering a custom field cover for a baseball facility, you’ll start the process by selecting a material. 

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Custom vs Pre-cut Baseball Field Covers

Field managers are busy enough with worrying about irrigation, overseeding schedules, fertilizer availability, and the ever-present threat of vandalism. 

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How Much of the Baseball Field Needs Covering?

There’s no one right answer to the question of how much to cover of your current baseball field.

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What’s the Difference Between a Tarp and a Field Cover?

The term tarp is short for tarpaulin, which is a general term used today to describe practically any flexible sheet used to cover or protect something. 

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Why Use a Baseball Field Cover?

When you’re already dealing with a tightly stretched athletic team and field maintenance budget, it’s not easy to justify the purchase of specialty covers. 

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How the Winery’s Irrigation Method Interacts with the Pond

The irrigation method you choose, for keeping your vineyard going in times of drought, does more than affect the total cost of operation. 

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Protecting Your Winery Irrigation Pond From Damage

A well-designed winery irrigation pond can last for decades, but the same wildlife you can easily attract with this kind of habitat enrichment may also cause damage. 

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Natural Irrigation Ponds and the Question of Lining

High demand for specialty growing methods, including biodynamics, organic farming, and Korean Natural Farming, has led many winery owners to embrace alternative methods of management. 

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