| Parameter|| Specifications||Method|
| Purity (wt %)|| 49 – 51|| Refractometer|
| Appearance|| Clear, transparent liquid|| Visual check|
| Color (APHA)|| <30|| Visual check|
| pH|| 6.0 – 7.0|| pH meter|
| Iron (ppm)|| <0.1ppm|| AAS|
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Polymers for flocculation in waste water,
Binders and retention aids in paper,
Water proofing chemicals,
Coating and paint emulsions,
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Binders in adhesives and many more
Advantages of using liquid Acrylamide over powder Acrylamide
1. Cost and logistic advantages
Acrylamide powder is produced by drying acrylamide solution containing anywhere between 50 - 70% of water. This involves high energy cost, which finally gets passed on to the consumer. Furthermore, acrylamide is normally used as a solution, which means the powder has to be once again dissolved with water.
In case of acrylamide powder:
Acrylamide liquid ---> Dried to form powder ---> Packaging ---> Transportation to port ---> Shipping in containers ---> Clearance ---> Customs duties ---> Transportation to factory ---> Dissolved in water ---> Acrylamide liquid prepared ---> Use in final reaction
In case of acrylamide solution:
Acrylamide liquid ---> Packaging ---> Transportation to factory ---> Use in final reaction
Using acrylamide solution, one can eliminate the need for imports and can save not only money but also valuable labor and time.
2. Better purity
By avoiding the drying process entirely, the probability of contamination is reduced. Furthermore, the product comes as a solution in highly pure demineralised water, helping protect the final reaction from unwanted impurities and process fluctuations. High purity acrylamide also leads to a more uniform polymerization and the ability to produce higher molecular weight polymers.
3. Convenient handling
acrylamide solution is safer and easier to handling as compared to powder where the risk of dusting is high.
4. Improved processability
The homogeneous nature of acrylamide solution leads to better reaction control, giving consistently better quality end products. Handling of acrylamide solution also helps reduce loss of material due to spillage and reduces weighing errors. Furthermore, acrylamide in solution form can be stored, pumped, and processed more easily than the powder form.