By Lisa Brannon-Peppas
In recent times, there was a veritable explosion of analysis and improvement in consumer-oriented fields that make the most of polymeric fabrics which take in quite a lot of water. those fields surround the training, characterization and commercialization of separation platforms, pharmaceutical and private care items similar to boy or girl diapers, female items, incontinence items and plenty of different comparable parts. The polymeric fabrics used in those functions are often called absorbent or superabsorbent fabrics as a result of their skill to swell quickly and to preserve huge volumes of water, urine and different organic fluids. the purpose of this e-book is to introduce the basics of polymer constitution and swelling as on the topic of polymers used for those superabsorbent fabrics. within the box of absorbence, specific consciousness is given to crosslinked constructions which swell to greater than fifty occasions their preliminary weight in water or electrolytic ideas. The ebook additionally offers descriptions of novel functions of superabsorbent fabrics in addition to an in depth research of water shipping in crosslinked polymers
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Absorbent Polymer Technology by Lisa Brannon-Peppas