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Characterization of Ethoxylated Alcohols in Friction Reducers using Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization - Time-of-Flight - Mass Spectrometry.

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Summary of "Characterization of Ethoxylated Alcohols in Friction Reducers using Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization - Time-of-Flight - Mass Spectrometry."

Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS) provides detailed information for the analysis of ethoxylated alcohols and polymers. In this study, five friction reducers used in commercial hydraulic fracturing processes were analyzed in their as-received form to identify their ethoxylated alcohol content. The friction reducers were then subjected to lab-simulated downhole conditions. Characterization of friction reducers before and after being subjected to reactive conditions can provide fingerprints associated with produced oilfield waste for source apportionment and information on the stability of these key hydraulic fracturing additives.

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Name: Rapid communications in mass spectrometry : RCM
ISSN: 1097-0231
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