Rheology of reactive gel slurries

John R. Bric, Subramanian Kesavan, Robert K. Prud'homme

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Preliminary rheological studies have been made for a reactive polymer gel and for slurries with a polymer solution and a reactive polymer gel as the continuous phase. In all studies the slurry phase consisted of 219 μm in diameter styrene-divinyl benzene beads supplied by Dow. For the polymer solution study, viscosity measurements were made at 27.5°C for a 0, 20 and 35% by volume slurry with a continuous phase consisting of 0.48 wt % hydroxypropyl guar (HPG) in water. The slurry viscosity increased with increasing concentration of beads, as expected. Power law behavior was observed for all three fluids over the shear rate range studied, 1 to 100 s-1.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)403-405
Number of pages3
JournalPolymeric Materials Science and Engineering, Proceedings of the ACS Division of Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering
StatePublished - 1989
EventProceedings of the ACS Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering - Miami Beach, FL, USA
Duration: Sep 11 1989Sep 18 1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Polymers and Plastics


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