Protect the Environment Without Compromise
Advantek provides technical consulting for waste injection into waste injection wells, including fracturing injection of waste to maximize the volume and efficiency of waste disposal. Advantek operates dedicated injection wells across the US capable of handling oil & gas waste, industrial & municipal waste, biosolid waste, and other carbon-bearing waste. We have a solution for your waste disposal problem.
Advantek’s Deep Expertise™️ – encompassing techniques and innovations first developed by the company’s founder starting in the 1980’s – uses a methodical process of geological formation selection, well design, and advanced monitoring to permanently sequester a variety of wastes.
Injection wells eliminate the need to place waste in reserve pits, land-farms, landfills, or by discharge into the environment. Through the use of injection wells, waste is permanently sequestered and continuously monitored, preventing negative impacts to surface or subsurface aquifers. Injection wells are especially beneficial in the protection of sensitive or remote environments, areas lacking other infrastructure, or areas with land scarcity.
Permanently Sequester Complex Wastes
Safe by Design
Our injection wells feature redundant pipe-in-pipe design and are encased in an outer cement layer all the way to the surface. This design eliminates any gaps between the well and the surrounding rock through which injected fluid could travel out of the permitted zone. The cement bond is verified using ultrasonic tools before the well is put into service. Once in operation, wells are continuously monitored for pressure and integrity.
Real Carbon Removal
Offsetting emissions, while important, will not be enough to prevent the worst effects of carbon pollution on our climate and environment. Using our patented and proprietary slurry injection techniques, Advantek’s goes beyond net zero to permanently and verifiably remove carbon from the biosphere.
No Surface Liabilities
Unlike any surface disposal or incineration option, deep well injection is, according to the EPA, the only disposal option that effectively removes waste entirely from the biosphere. Advantek applies our slurry injection techniques to enable sequestration of both solid and liquid wastes. We have continuously advanced the state of the art over decades in the areas of feasibility, design, operations, and real-time surveillance to ensure safe and permanent isolation of injected wastes, with early risk detection and mitigation solutions in place.
Most usable groundwater occurs near the earth’s surface, generally within the first 1,500 feet underground. By eliminating surface disposal of wastes, properly designed and monitored injection wells protect these sources by ensuring contaminants are sequestered in deep earth formations isolated from usable aquifers by thick leak-proof layers of rock. As trusted deep well experts we use stringent design specifications and continuous monitoring to ensure injected wastes never contaminate underground sources of drinking water.
A Well for Every Kind of Waste
Currently, Advantek operates four classes of injection wells across the US for the safe and secure disposal of complex waste:
Industrial and Municipal Waste Disposal Wells
Class I wells are used to inject hazardous and or non-hazardous wastes into deep, confined rock formations. Class I wells are typically drilled thousands of feet below the lowermost underground source of drinking water (USDW) and are subject to among the most stringent site selection and wellbore construction requirements.
Oil & Gas Related Injection Wells
Our (RCRA exempt) Class II wells handle a variety of oilfield wastes including completion waste (flowback water, gel water, friction reducer, cement, etc.), drilling waste (oil and water base mud, dirty pit water, etc.), production waste (e.g., produced water), tank bottoms and truck washout materials.
Biosolids Injection Wells
These wells are used to sequester carbon-emitting organic materials such as biosolids, sewage sludge, manure, and other organic wastes with close proximity to neighboring urban areas. In doing so, we are simultaneously enabling the lowest cost carbon removal and the permanent elimination of bioaccumulating “forever chemical” contaminants such as PFAS and PFOA, which threaten groundwater resources.
Advantek has paved the way with the first of its kind, EPA-approved, CLASS V demonstration injection well at our Terminal Island Renewable Energy (TIRE) facility, with a second permitted site operating in Kansas.
Used to inject carbon dioxide (CO2) into deep rock formations, geologic sequestration (GS) is the process of storing CO2 underground in an effort to mitigate the effects of climate change. We work with project developers to identify and permit sites which can feasibly conduct CO2 sequestration. When they come online, we operate and monitor these wells for their owners.
For years, others have looked to Advantek to show what is possible using injection wells. Learn for yourself by checking out two of our sites.
City of Los Angeles
Digested Sludge, Biosolids and Brine in Los Angeles, CA
The world’s first organic waste injection facility, sequestering the carbon from 20% of all biosolids produced by the City of Los Angeles.
Energy Waste in Kenedy, TX
Cleaner, safer energy using patented technology for the permanent containment of oil and gas waste.
Selecting a site for an injection well requires balancing the subsurface, surface, and logistical considerations, and matching them to the waste type, equipment and financial requirements for the project.