Historically, removing dissolved gases—such as CO2, H2S and benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene (BTEX) compounds—from polluted aqueous streams has been a challenge. Conventional degasification towers have proven to be inadequate. These towers use packed beds that are highly susceptible to plugging or fouling.

In produced-water applications, where the water contains high levels of suspended solids and oil, conventional technologies tend to fail.

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