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Rice University

Carbon in Fracking Water

Caption: Rice University researchers performed a detailed analysis of "produced" water from three underground shale gas formations subject to hydraulic fracturing. The chart shows the amounts of total carbon (TC), nonpurgeable organic carbon (NPOC) and total inorganic carbon (TIC) in the samples.

Credit: Barron Research Group/Rice University

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