Alternative Mineral Dissolution Fluids – Alternative Mineral Dissolution fluids include all forms of chemistry that compete with the traditional acid blends. These traditional acid blends include Hydrochloric acid (HCl) and Hydrofluoric (HF) acid. The two major concerns with both of these acids is the safety of handling the product and the uncontrolled reaction rate with the minerals they were designed to remove. Alternative fluids have been developed to minimize the effects of these two major problems.
Hydrochloric Acid (HCl) Alternative Fluids
HCl Alternative fluids target minerals that are soluble in HCl. These can include the carbonate, oxide or sulfide-based minerals. The alternative fluids can include urea hydrochloride, methane sulfonic acid (MSA) or high-powered chelating agents all of which have used for many years. Each of these products exhibit unique properties which can be very useful in a variety of applications but they also can be expensive. An evaluation of the treatment parameters required should be completed with all of the fluids specific properties in mind to determine the most cost-effective solution.
MR10-SS – Silicate Dissolver