Coalbed methane (CBM) is one of the latest industries that will provide a vast resource for natural gas. One concern, however, is the potential environmental impact of the water produced through CBM well processes.The produced water contains high levels of sodium that can be dangerous to the well’s surrounding environment. To address this issue, Eco-Tec has configured an economical system, the RecoPur CBM Water Treatment System that recovers produced water, and purifies it to acceptable levels, while converting the waste into marketable byproducts. Using proprietary ion exchange, the system is able to purify large quantities of water from multiple wells, is compact, skid-mounted, and fully automatic. CBM producers are able to increase production while exceeding environmental water standards with no waste generated.