Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors





Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


DHgate

Home > Press > Frac Fluids with Nano Identifiers

Abstract:
Companies that introduce fracturing fluids into wells in the earth may be subject to liability for the effects of their operations on the earth and on groundwater adjacent the wells. Positive identification of a company's fluids can avert this liability.

Frac Fluids with Nano Identifiers

Houston, TX | Posted on June 27th, 2012

In a typical fracking operation, millions of gallons of fracturing fluids or "frac" fluids are pumped into an earth formation much like an earth laxative to facilitate the production of hydrocarbons which are tightly bound up in the earth. In addition to water, which is 99% percent or more of the frac fluid, additives such as surfactants, breakers, and polymers are included with the frac fluid. When, for example, a landowner two miles away from a well that has been fracced accuses the fracking company of polluting his fields or his water, it is often difficult to disprove the accusations. By using NanoIdentifiers, any frac fluid can be positively identified - or an accused fluid can be positively determined to be not a fluid of the fracking company. The nanoIdentifiers can be passive amounts of known nanomaterials (e.g. carbon nanotubes or nanotubes functionalized with known substances) or the nanomaterial can be active nanorobots, NanoTag items, or nanoreporters that can transmit identification signals and information.

####

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Guy McClung
Phone: 832-244-1924
Fax: 832-426-7783

Copyright © GLM Creations, Inc.

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Transparent, electrically conductive network of encapsulated silver nanowires: A novel electrode for optoelectronics August 1st, 2015

Harris & Harris Group Portfolio Company, HZO, Announces Partnerships with Dell and Motorola August 1st, 2015

Advances and Applications in Biosensing, Sensor Power, and Sensor R&D to be Covered at Sensors Global Summit August 1st, 2015

Kalam: versatility personified August 1st, 2015

Law enforcement/Anti-Counterfeiting/Security/Loss prevention

World's smallest spirals could guard against identity theft June 4th, 2015

New sensing tech could help detect diseases, fraudulent art, chemical weapons June 1st, 2015

Nanotech Secures Additional Patents in Advanced Security Features: New patented features gain attention from the banknote industry May 30th, 2015

Better sensors for medical imaging, contraband detection: Magnetic-field detector is 1,000 times more efficient than its predecessors April 6th, 2015

Announcements

Self-assembling, biomimetic membranes may aid water filtration August 1st, 2015

Transparent, electrically conductive network of encapsulated silver nanowires: A novel electrode for optoelectronics August 1st, 2015

Harris & Harris Group Portfolio Company, HZO, Announces Partnerships with Dell and Motorola August 1st, 2015

Advances and Applications in Biosensing, Sensor Power, and Sensor R&D to be Covered at Sensors Global Summit August 1st, 2015

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project