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Title: A novel non-ionic surfactant extract derived from Chromolaena odarata as shale inhibitor in water based drilling mud
Authors: Aggrey, Wilberforce Nkrumah
Asiedu, Nana Yaw
Adenutsi, Caspar Daniel
Anumah, Prosper
Keywords: Chemical engineering
Physical chemistry
Organic chemistry
Natural product chemistry
Materials chemistry
Analytical chemistry
Issue Date: May-2019
Publisher: Heliyon
Citation: Heliyon,
Abstract: High performance clay swelling inhibitors play a vital role in improving inhibition characteristics of shales. The linkages between the inhibition's characteristics of the non-ionic surfactant extract from bio-based inhibitors are yet to be fully explored in the literature. This paper reports the use of a crude extract containing saponins from Chromolaena odorata (CO) leaf, which act as surfactants for inhibiting shale hydration. Determination of the inhibitive property of nonionic surfactant was made through measurements of surface-active properties, inhibition tests, filtration, rheological and strength test. The experimental findings on CO showed that it was highly compatible and very stable with conventional water-based drilling fluids (WBDFs), a highly effective shale inhibitor and a works through plugging and viscosity acting effect in the shale system
Description: This article is published in Heliyon and available at DOI: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2019.e01697
URI: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2019.e01697
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