Oil And Gas Exploration Companies

AquaLuxus™ WC is uniquely formulated to be injected downhole into aquifers or other water bearing formations for the increased water production, clarity, and elimination of microbial slime deposits on well screens.  AquaLuxus™ WC also serves as an excellent hydrogen sulfide eliminator removing the unpleasant odor caused by high levels of sulfur compounds found in some wells. Treatment with AquaLuxus™ WC down hole coats the metal and mineral surfaces with a molecular barrier protecting metal surfaces by reducing corrosion and increasing the conductivity of formation surfaces.

"Your Water Solution"

Is AquaLuxus WC Environmentally-Friendly?
YES

AquaLuxus WC is an inorganic compound and thus contains no organic compounds, toxic metals, or their salts. The environmental fate of AquaLuxus WC is silica, the same material as found in beach sand. The chemistries of AquaLuxus WC pose no threat of persistence in the environment, no bio-accumulation, nor toxicity when used at the recommended concentrations.


Can AquaLuxus WC be used in Potable Water?
YES
 AquaLuxus WC is NSF/ANSI Standard 60 certified. NSF/ANSI (American National Standards Institute) Standard 60: Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals – Health Effects by governmental agencies that regulate drinking water supplies. Developed by a team of scientists, industry experts and key industry stakeholders, NSF/ANSI Standard 60 sets health effects criteria from many water treatment chemicals including:

  • Corrosion and scale inhibitors
  • Coagulants and flocculants
  • Disinfection and oxidation chemical
  • pH adjustment, softening, precipitation and sequestering chemicals
  • Well Drilling aids
  • All other specialty chemicals used in drinking water treatments


 For additional information on NSF/ANSI Standard 60, please visit:  http://www.nsf.org/services/by-industry/water-wastewater/water-treatment-chemicals/nsf-ansi-standard-60/ 

Is AquaLuxus WC harmful to humans?
AquaLuxus WC is shipped in its concentrated form. It has a very high pH – 12.5+. Although the pH is high, it is highly buffered in its concentrated form, though if it is spilled on skin it will not harm. But follow the safety handling instructions as specified in the MSDS.

 What is AquaLuxus WC designed to perform?
 AquaLuxus WC was designed as a multipurpose water treatment formulation. The advantages of AquaLuxus WC are the many distinct advantages over other water treatment formulation such as chlorine. These advantages include:

  •  Anti-Microbial
  • Anti-Corrosion properties
  • Heavy Metal Containment
  • H2S Mitigation
  • Odor elimination
  • Drilling Mud Mobilization
  • Produces no toxic byproducts
  • Safe to handle
  • Does not produce toxic gases


                    

How many different chemicals does it replace?
 Depending on the operation and the current chemicals be used, AquaLuxus WC and replace between 4-8 different chemicals. This cost benefit makes AquaLuxus WC an exceptional value proposition and greatly mitigates the potential of human error while mixing chemicals.

 Where can AquaLuxus WC be applied?
AquaLuxus WC can be applied to potable and non-potable water systems. These include municipal water wells, irrigation water wells, piping systems, storage tanks, etc.

 How does AquaLuxus WC benefit water wells that are being treated?
There are multiple benefits of using AquaLuxus WC to treat water wells. These benefits include: increased production, reduced microbial growth, reduced corrosion and scaling, corrosion inhibitor, reduced operational energy requirements, reduced maintenance costs and downtime.

 Is AquaLuxus WC a biocide?

NO!

Biocides work on the mechanism of poisoning bacteria. Biocides such as chlorine work by poisoning the bacteria, although some stronger bacteria species have a survival mechanism whereby they move back into their protein protective shell. This allows the bacteria to survive the poisoning.

 Environmentally-friendly AquaLuxus WC works on the mechanism of destabilizing the homeostasis - The ability or tendency of an organism or a cell to maintain internal equilibrium by adjusting its physiological processes. AquaLuxus WC chemistry disrupts the bacteria’s ability thrive through a “coating” mechanism with coats the bacteria and/or the food source for the bacteria. This mechanism does not allow the bacteria to survive or thrive.

How is AquaLuxus WC a corrosion inhibitor?
Yes

When AquaLuxus WC comes into contact with metal surfaces a polymer layer of silicon and oxygen are deposited. The polymer creates in effect, a barrier that prevents the metal surface from interacting with the chemistry of the water stream. It is resistant to acids, alkali and organic compounds.


Water well components: pumps, casing, tubulars, screens, etc., pipelines and storage tanks receive the above mentioned coating barrier which extends the life of the components and equipment.

What effect does AquaLuxus WC have on heavy metals?
The chemistry of AquaLuxus WC is such that it will covalently bond with most polyvalent metal ions in water and ultimately render the metal cations insoluble in water which allows them to settle out or be filtered out. The toxicity is significantly reduced when in an insoluble state. Some of the metals that can be re-acted out of the water stream are: arsenic, cadmium, iron, mercury, and many other transitional metals. The efficiency of the metal conversions will depend on several factors. Among these factors are pH, species of the metal ions, concentration (metal ions, AquaLuxus WC or both).

 How does AquaLuxus WC affect drilling mud?
Drilling muds are an essential component in the construction and development of water wells. Unfortunately, drilling mud is pushed back into the formation during the drilling process. Although the well completion process is designed to remove as much drilling mud as possible, large quantities of drilling mud remain in the well. The remaining drilling mud in the well restricts and inhibits fluid entry into the well bore.  

 Field reports indicate that water wells that have been treated with AquaLuxus WC are showing significant mobilization of drilling muds that were left in the well bore and formation thus removing obstructions to fluid entry into the well bore.

 What water production increases can I expect from an AquaLuxus WC treatment?
AquaLuxus WC treated water wells have realized water production increases ranging from 50 – 300%. More importantly the treated wells have maintained the production increases since treatment.

How much AquaLuxus WC is required per well?
Oon average a domestic water well will require 5 gallons of AquaLuxus WC and a larger municipal well will require between 30-40 gallons of AquaLuxus WC per well.

 What should I expect when the well is turned back on?
After the well has been treated and agitated, bring the well back on line. As the water is pumped from the reservoir, the water will dark to black. This is due to the dead bacteria that resided at the bottom of the well and the gravel pack. It could also have a foul odor. This will clear up as the water is pumped off.

 How long does an AquaLuxus WC treatment last?
This has not been firmly established yet. For example one of the earliest wells treated with AquaLuxus WC was for the US Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation in Colorado. On average the life of a well there is 12-18 months due to the high concentration of bacteria. This well was treated in the summer of 2011 and is still pumping with minimal reduction in water production.

 How is AquaLuxus WC shipped?
AquaLuxus WC is shipped in various size containers.

  • 275 gallon IBC Totes (Actual 250 gallons)
  • 55 gallon drum (Actual 50 gallons)
  • 5 gallon pail


 Are any hazardous placards required for transport?
AquaLuxus WC is an environmentally-friendly product that is certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 60 – Chemicals used for the treatment of potable water. It is non-toxic, non-flammable and non-hazardous. There are no DOT restriction in the United States thus no Hazardous placards are required for transport.