BASF Superabsorbent polymers for Liquid Waste Management

Excellent Liquid Absorption for Waste Disposal Applications


Superabsorbent polymers (SAPs) are the best solution nowadays for solidifying aqueous liquid wastes, mineral slurries, and sludge streams. They feature a high absorption rate compared to traditional absorbents such as clay and sawdust. SAPs are extremely fast and absorb multiple times their weight with minimal volume expansion, which saves time and space during their application. 

Using superabsorbent polymers can help you quickly, safely, and effectively convert aqueous waste streams, sediments, and sludges to a solidified gel than can be easily removed and transported off-site for proper disposal.

How Do Superabsorbent Polymers Work?

Superabsorbent polymers provide excellent and quick liquid absorption for waste disposal applications. It can absorb up to 10 times its weight, depending on the waste stream's waste to solid ratio. It also locks up the liquid inside the particles forming a soft gel that is still capable of absorbing additional liquid volumes.

BASF superabsorbent polymers are sodium polyacrylates polymers that are cross-linked to ensure that the granules remain insoluble when exposed to liquid. SAPs maintain their absorbent properties and structure at higher pressures.

Superabsorbent Polymers Applications

Concrete slurries solidification

Liquid waste disposal ponds

Landfills and waste management

Marine and industrial liquid waste

Medical liquid waste disposal

Poultry and farming waste disposal

Why Superabsorbent Polymers?

Rapid Solidification
They mix quickly with liquids and solidifies within minutes, which saves time and increases productivity.

Excellent Liquid Retention
SAPs lock in fluids via gel formation, which make them resistant to high pressure. 

Minimal Waste Volume
Superabsorbent polymers are featured with negligible expansion (less than 1%).

Cost Efficiency
SAPs are very effective in solidifying waste materials at a very low use level (0.5 - 1.5%).

Versatile Efficacy
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.

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