Explore the new Oilfield Glossary

Look up terms beginning with:


1. n. [Drilling Fluids]

A chemical property of an aqueous system that implies that there are more hydroxyl ions (OH) in the system, or a potential to produce more hydroxyl ions, than there are hydrogen ions (H+), or potential to produce hydrogen ions.

Antonyms: acidity

Alternate Form: PfPm

See: alkalinealkalinity testbuffered mudcalcium carbonatecalcium hydroxidecarbon dioxidecarbonate ioncaustic potashcaustic sodaformaldehydelime mudneutralizationpHpH testphenolphthaleinsaltsiderite

Share This