M-BOOSTER® is used to pre-treat the mix-water prior to adding BIG-FOOT® polymer slurry. It acts to insolubilize calcium from mix-water and groundwater. M-BOOSTER also functions to condition and soften mix-water and raise pH. M-BOOSTER regenerates BIG-FOOT polymer which has been damaged by extreme carbonate alkalinity.
BASE-X® acts to make all iron, magnesium, and calcium incapable of dissolving and also controls hardness. BASE-X also functions to revitalize the BIG-FOOT® polymer when it has been weakened by severe carbonate alkalinity, seawater, organic peat soil, brackish salt-impacted soil or cation contamination. BASE-X drastically lowers the dosages of BIG-FOOT polymer needed when working in areas containing organic reactive soil and brackish salt-impacted soil.
BICARBONATE is effective at lowering the pH of drilling slurry. BICARBONATE tends to maintain a pH of 8.1-9.0 which is why it is useful at lowering the pH of drilling slurry from a pH of 12-13 (alkaline) to a pH range of 8.0-9.0. Bicarbonate is a cushion that acts as a buffer to maintain a pH of 8.0-9.0 even when acids, which lower pH, or bases, which raise pH, are added to the slurry solution.
CHLOR-AWAY® de-activates the chlorine in municipal water supplies. CHLOR-AWAY should be used when the mix water to build BIG-FOOT® Polymer Slurry comes from a city fire hydrant. This white granular powder prevents the early decrease in viscosity of drilling slurry and extends the re-use time of BIG-FOOT slurry.
NEUTRALIZER® is a dry yellow-white solid. This 68% active commercial caliber oxidizing product is used to breakdown BIG-FOOT® Polymer Slurry. This effective dry product has greater available active ingredients than liquids for quick slurry degradation. NEUTRALIZER tears down the long polymer backbone when it’s time to dispose of BIG-FOOT Polymer Slurry. NEUTRALIZER is the product of choice for finishing the polymer slurry off in preparation for disposal.