HABITS SHIFT DEMAND TOWARD LESS CATIONIC, MORE ANIONIC IN SITU
AS INTEREST IN HEALTHIER ECOSYSTEMS CONTINUES TO RISE, NEW CONSUMER INSIGHTS HIGHLIGHT OPPORTUNITIES FOR REDUCED-CATIONIC AND HIGH-ANIONIC POLYMER OPTIONS
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Can Anionic Polymers used for Gel Flocculants break down into Acrylamide Monomers?
•Chemicals present in Clearflow’s Soil Lynx, Gel Flocculant polymer products meet ANSI/NSF Standard 60 Drinking water treatment chemical standards and the anionic PAM within the products contains no more than 0.05% wt/wt residual AMD.
•This is a very low concentration of AMD and is suitable for potable water treatment (resulting in drinking water AMD concentrations not exceeding 0.5 μg/L when used at an appropriate concentration; U.S. EPA National Primary Drinking Water Regulations).
•We do not intend for the treatment of potable water, but it is important to note that the amount of residual AMD in our product is controlled and not allowed to exceed a maximum value. Anionic PAM only makes up approximately 40% of the Gel Flocculant. This further reduces the maximum amount of AMD present in each gram of Clearflow's Gel Flocculant.
What Our Customers Are Saying
"I have been involved in a series of collaborations with Mr. Hanna over the past 12 years to test the potential toxicity of various Clearflow products on several aquatic organisms and demonstrate safe application levels. Information on the minimal toxicity of Clearflow anionic polymers (unlike cationic polymers) can be found in our 2014 paper, which demonstrated that some polymers, including one of those to be applied in your application, do not result in any toxicity to aquatic organisms even after a 30 day exposure period. In addition, authors at the US Dept of Agriculture published a paper, where they examined the potential hazard associated with synthetic PAM applications in agricultural settings. They found that anionic polymers have very limited to no toxicity even at values 10X above typical field application rates used in these agricultural settings. Furthermore, the toxicity threshold for mammalian ingestion of PAMs is very high and is essentially a non-factor. I hope this alleviates some of your concerns. Feel free to email me or give me a call at the number above if you wish for more information."
- Dr. Greg Goss Ph.D.