Water Absorbing Powder
Name: Bunny H.
Date: Monday, June 17, 2002
There is a white powder called SLUSH POWDER which is
used to make water become like a solid like jelly. What kind of chemical is it?
There are whole classes of "water absorbing polymers" used in many
applications from baby diaper liners to soil adjuvants. They are
poly-acrylates, poly-amides and other types of polymers differing in
molecular weight, chemical make up and other properties. Generally they
absorb water from 50 to 500 times their dry mass. If you search the term
"water absorbing polymers" you will find projects, suppliers, etc. They are
used to absorb water, condition soil and many other applications.
This is an entire technology and industry.
then click on Contact Info (general Information) at their e-mail address.
Tell them you want information on "Super Slurper." These scientists invented
the material to which you refer.
I am not familiar with the product, but it probably is a superabsorbent
polymer of the type used in disposable diapers. That would be sodium
Richard E. Barrans Jr., Ph.D.
PG Research Foundation, Darien, Illinois
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