GreenChem Product 061 Water Wetter

Wetting agent surfactants to improve the effectiveness of water as well as extending its activity. Extremely economical.

Water is a very effective dust control material as it wets the small dust particles and forces the particles to adhere to each other and agglomerate. In situations where water is scarce or it is impractical to wet surfaces daily an additive can be used to achieve, longer lasting results. A surfactant, or surface active agent, makes water more efficient by making water wetter.

Water becomes "wetter" by lowering its surface tension. The surface tension of water is a force that defines its behavior. This can be viewed by filling a glass over the rim with water, or by placing drops of water on a hard surface. With the addition of a surfactant the drops of water spread out and contact the surface more effectively.

Additionally, after the water evaporates, the dust particles must remain agglomerated. Surfactants do not evaporate and are residual. They continue to work after the surface appears dry. Under these conditions electrostatic forces are the main obstacle. Surfactants help to dissipate these forces and maximize the agglomeration of dust. The duration of the effect is dependent upon temperature, friction, and run off. Most surfactants are biodegradable as well and their concentration will decrease over time.

The bottom line is that water by itself has limited abilities and by adding the Water Wetter or surfactants in the right blend we can maximize the effectiveness of water. The longer you use this additive the better the results get because you get a cumulative residual effect. At a ratio of one part Water Wetter concentrate to up to 4,000 parts water, this obviously is an economical problem solver.

Application:
For Dust Control - add product to water for a dilution of 1:1000 to 1:4000, depending on product concentration or blend. Spray to the surface as a part of a routine watering program. Reduces the application rate of water through rapid penetration of the water and retarded evaporation. With continued use, the resin extenders will build up and further decrease the watering frequency.
FEATURES:
BIODEGRADABLE AND SAFE.
EFFECTIVE AND EXTREMELY ECONOMICAL.
VERSATILE. FOR USE BY ANY OPERATION WHERE WATER IS BEING USED TO CONTROL DUST, SUCH AS COALMINES, POWER PLANTS, THE AGGREGATE INDUSTRY, and FARMING, AND FIRE FIGHTING.

Available In:
55 gallon drum
5 gallon pail

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