Common Hydraulic Fracturing Fluid Additives Alter the Structure and Function of Anaerobic Microbial Communities

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From: Applied and Environmental Microbiology(Vol. 84, Issue 8)
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology
Document Type: Article
Length: 79 words

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The development of unconventional oil and gas (UOG) resources results in the production of large volumes of wastewater containing a complex mixture of hydraulic fracturing chemical additives and components from the formation. Iron reduction is inhibited early in the incubations with the addition of biocides, whereas amendment with guar gum and ethylene glycol stimulated iron reduction relative to levels in the unamended controls.The experiments demonstrated the potential for biocides to significantly decrease iron reduction rates immediately following a spill.

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