1. n. [Drilling Fluids]
A chemical reaction between an acid and a base to form a salt and water. Neutralization is used in the manufacture of mud products, removal of acidic contaminants from muds and formation of emulsifiers in oil mud. Neutralization is used in the test for alkalinity of mud and mud filtrate.
See: acidity, active sulfide, alkalinity, fatty-acid soap, humic acid, hydrolysis, lignite, mud filtrate, neutralize, pH, phosphate salt, salt, SAPP, sulfide, titration