Fracking wells can cut their toxic chemical use — Scientific American, 2016

Fracking wells can cut their toxic chemical use — Scientific American, 2016

When oil and gas companies extract fuel from the earth via fracking, they routinely add biocides such as glutaraldehyde to the high-pressure water they use to fracture rock formations deep underground. These compounds are a preemptive strike against microbes that produce hydrogen sulfide, which can corrode pipelines.

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