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Engineering360: "Eco-friendly fracking fluid could bolster geothermal energy"

01/17/2020 12:33 PM

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Re: Eco-friendly fracking fluid could bolster geothermal energy

01/19/2020 10:25 PM

So is fracking ok for geothermal application?

Is using polyallylamine better than water?

I thought the use of Chemicals that potentially can get into the ground water is the discussion point.

How they fracture rock at lower pressures is not well explained particularly when they say:

"StimuFrac consistently fractured fused silica at 30 percent lower pressures than the conventional fluids, according to the published findings."

Which pressure? Rockstrength does not get lower, neither will the pressure be lower to initiation the fracture.

The advantage might be pressures at the surface. But then this will apply to all fracking operations.

So its maybe just a matter of time, that this is introduced in the fracking industry and shunted for the use of chemicals.

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