Excellent Liquid Absorption for Waste Disposal Applications
Superabsorbent polymers (SAPs) are the best solution nowadays for solidifying aqueous liquid waste, mineral slurries, sludge streams, and other fluid contaminants. The acrylic-based polymers offer a high absorption rate, rapid swelling, and extended retention of liquids compared to traditional absorbents such as clay and sawdust.
BASF Superabsorbent Polymers Used for Liquid Waste Management?
SAPs from BASF are powerful hydrogels that provide a water-retaining capacity multiple times their weight with minimal volume expansion, which saves time and space during their application. Using superabsorbent polymers is a cost-effective chemical solution that can help you quickly and safely convert aqueous waste streams, sediments, sludges, and landfill contaminants to a gel or solid waste that can be easily removed and transported off-site for proper disposal.
How Do Superabsorbent Polymers Work?
Superabsorbent polymers are sodium polyacrylates solid chemicals that offer unique properties for use in waste disposal applications. They act as superabsorbent hydrogels and can absorb up to 10 times their weight, depending on the waste stream's waste to solid ratio. The absorbent materials have a high affinity for fluids that enables rapid absorption swelling once contacted with liquids. They lock up the liquid inside their particles forming a soft gel that is still capable of absorbing additional liquid volumes.
BASF superabsorbent polymers are cross-linked to ensure that the granules remain insoluble when exposed to liquid. Absorbent polymers and water-retention materials maintain their absorbent properties and structure at higher pressures.
Why Superabsorbent Polymers?
They mix quickly with liquids and solidify within minutes, which facilitates waste clean-up, saves time, and increases productivity.
Excellent Liquid Retention:
SAPs lock in fluids via swelling and gel formation, which makes them resistant to high pressures.
Minimal Waste Volume
Superabsorbent polymers (SAP) are featured with negligible expansion (less than 1%).
Sodium acrylate superabsorbent materials are very effective in solidifying waste materials at a very low use level (0.5 - 1.5%).
SAPs can be used over a wide range of PH and salt levels. Test SAPs in brine or high salt waste systems to ensure the desired absorption level.
Easy to Use and Environmentally Friendly:
The acrylate-based absorbent materials from BASF are supplied in a granular form and small particle sizes for rapid water absorption and solidification of contaminants. Absorbent polymers are cost-effective, non-toxic, and excellent for use in non-hygienic applications.