Biocides in Fracking Fluids     NEW

The underground gas and petroleum production enhancement process of fracking has generated much attention. There is concern about potential short and long-term adverse health effects and environmental contamination associated with the process. A description and discussion of these issues was published in the March 16, 2015 Chemical & Engineering News.

Emphasized in this article were the use, mode of action, and environmental fate of biocides. These chemicals are important fracking fluid additives used to kill microbes that might produce corrosive acids or form well-clogging biofilms. Since biocides are inherently toxic, there is a growing concern over the environmental fate and impact on groundwater contamination.

A comprehensive review of all aspects of biocide use in hydraulic fracking was authored by Kahlrilas et. al. (Environmental Science & Technology, 2015, 49, 16-32). Sixteen biocides were listed in the article. These biocides were identified as components in fracking fluids on the FracFocus.org website.

These biocides are part of our 217 biocide product line that was developed for the EU Biocides Regulation 528/2012. This legislation classifies biocides into 22 product types grouped into four main areas.

Available individually or as a set of 11

Compound CAS No. Catalog No. Unit
Glutaraldehyde Solution (~50% Water) 111-30-8 FRACK-001N 1 mL
2,2-Dibromo-2-cyanoacetamide 10222-01-2 FRACK-002N 100 mg
Tetrakis(hydroxymethyl)phosphonium sulfate 55566-30-8 FRACK-003N 100 mg
Didecyldimethylammonium chloride 7173-51-5 FRACK-004N-10MG 10 mg
Tributyltetradecylphosphonium chloride 81741-28-8 FRACK-005N 100 mg
2-Methyl-2H-isothiazol-3-one 2682-20-4 FRACK-006N-10MG 10 mg
Dazomet 533-74-4 FRACK-007N-10MG 10 mg
4,4-Dimethyloxazolidine 51200-87-4 FRACK-008N-10MG 10 mg
2-Bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol 52-51-7 FRACK-009N-25MG 25 mg
Peracetic acid 79-21-0 FRACK-010N 100 mg
N-Bromosuccinimide 128-08-5 FRACK-011N 100 mg
Fracking Set FRACK-SET Set of 11