Effect of Barium Aluminates on Acid Resistance of Fracturing Proppants

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In order to explore the effect of removing siliceous components on acid resistance of fracturing proppants, acid resistance of fracturing proppants in a new silicon-free system was studied in this paper. The fracturing proppants were made by pressureless sintering using high-purity alumina and barium carbonate as the basic raw material. Acid resistance test was carried out in 12 wt% HCl + 3 wt% HF at 65 oC for 30 minutes according to The Petroleum and Gas Industrial Standards of China (SY/T5108-2006) and morphology, structure and chemical analysis of the samples were investigated using X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy. Experiments show that fracturing proppants that contain barium aluminates have better acid resistance. The acid solubility of the samples is less than 3%, especially when the content of barium carbonate is about 10% (mass fraction, the same below), the acid solubility of the sample reaches 0.52% which is far beyond the demands (5%) of the Standards of SY/T5108-2006. Results prove that the removal of siliceous components of raw materials can prominently improve the acid resistance of fracturing proppants. It can provide a new referential thought for improving the acid resistance of fracturing proppants.

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Periodical:

Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 383-390)

Edited by:

Wu Fan

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3291-3297

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.383-390.3291

Citation:

S. Zhao et al., "Effect of Barium Aluminates on Acid Resistance of Fracturing Proppants", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 383-390, pp. 3291-3297, 2012

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November 2011

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