High-performance, reliable processing of large flow rates with a single vessel

A proven, highly efficient separation system, the PETRECO HYDROMATION nutshell filter provides high throughput for purification of oily process water and industrial wastewater while delivering operational reliability with a >99% annualized online performance history.


HYDROMATION filters are the ideal solution for removal of suspended solids and oil from produced water before discharge into the environment or reinjection. They remove 95% to 99% of suspended solids and 90% to 99% of insoluble hydrocarbons without the use of chemicals, providing oil discharge levels as low as 5 ppm or less.


  • Aggressive backwash mechanism reduces media loss compared with other designs, resulting in lower opex.
  • Internal position of backwash system reduces vessel height requirement for media fluidization, lowering capex.
  • Larger vessels have reduced backwash volume production and a smaller backwash treatment system, providing both lower capex and opex.
  • Horizontal designs enable high-flow-rate processing in a single vessel, resulting in lower capex.

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