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- Huang, Danchao, et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Energy & fuels 2019 v.33 no.6 pp. 5182-5190
- X-ray diffraction; X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy; adsorption; carbon; cation exchange capacity; drilling; ions; montmorillonite; scanning electron microscopy; shale; shale gas; sodium
- ... Shale hydration and swelling are the major problems in using water-based drilling fluids in developing shale gas. In this work, the intercalation inhibiting mechanism of alkyl chain length on the swelling of sodium montmorillonite (Na-MMT) has been innovatively investigated using isothermal adsorption, adsorption kinetics, scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, cation exchange capacity, ...