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Summary Treatment of Mud Contaminants

CONTAMINANT CONTAMINATINGION TREATMENT CHEMICAL CONCENTRATION PER 100 ppm


CONTAMINANT
Gypsum or Anhydrite Calcium (Ca
++
) Soda ash if pH okay
Sodium bicarbonate if pH too high
0.1 lb/bbl
0.15 lb/bbl
Cement Calcium (Ca
++
)
Hydroxide (OH) Sodium bicarbonate 0.15 lb/bbl
Hard Water Magnesium (Mg
++
)
Calcium (Ca
++
)
Caustic Soda to pH 10.5 then add Soda ash 0.1 lb/bbl
0.1 lb/bbl
Hydrogen Sulphide Sulphide (S
=
) Keep pH above 10 and add zinc Basic carbonate 0.12 lb/bbl
Carbon Dioxide Carbonate (CO
3
)
Bicarbonate (HCO
3
)
Gypsum if pH okay
Lime if pH low
Lime
0.1 lb/bbl
0.05 lb/bbl
0.05 lb/bbl