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SUPER MUD... is a liquid polymer slurry drilling fluid which is primarily used as a viscosifying agent and as a soil stabilizer to prevent sloughing and/or collapse of a borehole. Super Mud is far easier to use that any bentonite slurry.

5 Gallons of Super Mud is Equivalent to 1 Ton of Conventional Bentonite

Tech Sheet for Well Drilling Applications

Mixing Procedure

1. Pretreat makeup water with Water Treat, a pH conditioner, to pH of 8-10. Normally, 1 lb to 200 gallons of makeup water is sufficient for freshwater. For brackish makeup water, the ratio is 1 lb to 100 gallons.

2. Mixing Ratio

Fresh Water - 800:1 - Super Mud

Brackish Water - 600:1 - Super Mud

These ratios yield Marsh Funnel Viscosities of 40 plus.

This mixing ratio is sufficient for most drilling situations. Clay or rock formations require a lower mixing ratio.

3. Monitor the pH of the slurry, as it will change with the chemical structure of the formation. Add a cup or two of Water Treat into the flowing ditch to revitalize the slurry when pH drops or if salt or brackish water is encountered.

4. Super Mud slurry can be pumped into a storage tank for reuse or for breaking down with household bleach (5% Sodium Hypochlorite solution) or 3% Hydrogen Peroxide. The breaker should be added to the Super Mud slurry at a rate of 1 part to 800 parts of slurry. After the breaker is added, the entire system should be circulated to insure complete oxidation of all polymer molecules.

SUPER MUD DRY... is an environmentally safe synthetic polymer slurry soil stabilizer in granular form which is designed to be used in place of bentonite as drilling fluid. Super Mud Dry has the ability to quickly impart a very high viscosity (100 plus Marsh Funnel Viscosity) and creates fish-eye structures within its body to assist in plugging the walls of the borehole, which reduces fluid loss.

Tech Sheet for Well Drilling Applications

Mixing Procedure

1. Pretreat makeup water with Water Treat, a pH conditioner, to pH of 8-10. Normally, 1 lb to 200 gallons of makeup water is sufficient for freshwater. For brackish makeup water, the ratio is 1 lb to 100 gallons.

2. Light silty soils, some clay, and clayed sand...

1 lb Super Mud Dry to 300 gallons of retreated water for Marsh Funnel Viscosity of 40 plus.

Sand (fine to medium), gravel pocket, and loose filled areas...

1 lb Super Mud Dry to 300 gallons of retreated water for Marsh Funnel Viscosity of 60 plus

3. Monitor the pH of the slurry, as it will change with the chemical structure of the formation. Add a cup or two of Water Treat into the flowing ditch to revitalize the slurry when pH drops or if salt or brackish water is encountered.

4. Super Mud Dry slurry can be pumped into a storage tank for reuse or broken down with household bleach (5% Sodium Hypochlorite solution) or 3% Hydrogen Peroxide. The breaker should be added to the Super Mud Dry slurry at a rate of 1 quart to 200 gallons of slurry. After the breaker is added, the entire system should be circulated to insure complete oxidation of all polymer molecules.

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