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1. (WO2017177176) NANOTUBE MEDIATION OF DEGRADATIVE CHEMICALS FOR OIL-FIELD APPLICATIONS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/177176    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/026673
Publication Date: Fri Oct 13 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Apr 08 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: E21B 43/27
C09K 8/536
C09K 8/58
C09K 8/74
C09K 8/92
E21B 43/28
Applicants: MOLECULAR REBAR DESIGN, LLC
Inventors: STURTEVANT, Bryce Daniel
KRUPP, August Charles
Title: NANOTUBE MEDIATION OF DEGRADATIVE CHEMICALS FOR OIL-FIELD APPLICATIONS
Abstract:
Discrete, individualized carbon nanotubes having targeted, or selective, oxidation levels and/or content on the interior and exterior of the tube walls can be used for nanotube-mediated controlled delivery of degradative molecules, such as oxidizers and enzymes, for oil-field drilling applications. A manufacturing process using minimal acid oxidation for carbon nanotubes may also be used which provides higher levels of oxidation compared to other known manufacturing processes.