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1. n. [Drilling Fluids]

A contraction of reduction-oxidation, a type of chemical reaction in which one reactant is reduced (gains electrons) while the other is oxidized (loses electrons). Examples of redox mud chemistry are

  • sulfite anions to remove molecular oxygen
  • sulfide removal by oxygen or peroxide
  • air oxidation of lignite to create more humic acid
  • sulfate reducing bacteria that generate sulfide ions by biological redox reactions
  • chromate ions being converted to chromic ion in a mud system.

See: chromate saltchromic saltequivalent weightligniteoxygen scavengerscavengersulfate-reducing bacteriasulfide scavenger

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