Role of Fast Hydrating Guar Gum Powder As a Surfactant, Artificial Polymer and Defoamer

Guar (cluster beans) is the source of Guar Gum Powder. Guar Gum is the most important product from Guar. It can hydrate rapidly in cold water and also attain high viscosity even in low concentration. The fast hydrating Guar Gum Powder as the name suggests, gets the job done even faster.

The articles goes on to describe fast hydrating guar gum powder and the important role it plays a surfactant, artificial polymer and defoamer.

What is Fast Hydrating Guar Gum Powder?

Fast hydration guar gum powder (FHG) is known by several other names like ‘quick hydration guar gum powder’, ‘diesel slurry guar gum’, rapid hydration guar gum powder and fast hydrating guar gum powder.

Guar Gum powder becomes highly viscous with 2 hours on the other hand fast hydration guar-gum powder attains 85% viscosity within a few minutes itself.

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Benefits of  Fast Hydrating Guar Gum Powder?

Guar gum powder has many applications as does fast-hydrating guar-gum powder. Several industries benefit from the quick hydration and high lethal viscosity of fast hydration guar-gum powder. It is also useful for increasing production of oil and gas. This is useful for several other purposes as well like well drilling, oil drilling as well as gas drilling.

There are several benefits of using this as described here:

  • Surfactant:
It is useful as a Surfactant due to its properties. Surfactant is what lowers surface tension between two liquids, between a gas and a liquid, as well between a liquid and a solid. A surfactant is helpful in many roles, like a detergent, wetting agent, emulsifier, foaming agent as well as a dispersant.
  • Artificial Polymer:
It is also often considered for use as an artificial polymer. The genetic engineering is advanced enough to enable Biochemists to generate copies of bio-polymers. Thus there now an artificial polymers. An artificial polymer is also known as a man made polymer or a synthetic polymer. This is ideally a chemically produced substance that consists of monomers. These are ideally together by covalent bonds (links).

We use many synthetic polymers on a daily basis like money, super, glue, plastic, etc since synthetic polymers are comparatively more affordable. On the other hand, synthetic polymers are not biodegradable and hence causes a lot of pollution. In general any polymer that does not contain carbon atoms is called an inorganic polymer. Organic polymer can also me a synthetic polymer or a natural polymer. Fast hydrating Guar Gum is an artificial polymer (natural polymer).

  • Defoamar:
One of the other benefits of Fast-Hydrating Guar-Gum Powder is that it is a defoamer. A defoamer is essentially an anti foaming agent an chemical additive. This helps reduce the production of foam in an industrial process liquid. A defomamer is often known as an anti-foam agent.

This can be useful to either break foam already formed or prevent formation of foam in the first place. It is necessary to remove foam since it is a serious problem in industrial processes and cause several issues. For example, it can cause defects on the surface coating or prevent efficient filling of containers.

Applications of Fast Hydrating Guar Gum Powder

This has many applications as per the list here:

  • Oil well fracturing
  • Oil well stimulation
  • Mud drilling
  • Stabilizer preparations
  • Thickeners and suspending agent
  • Drilling aid in oil well drilling
  • Geological drilling
  • Water drilling
  • Viscosifiers to maintain drilling mud viscosities
  • Reduce friction in the holes
  • Cool drilling bits
  • Cementing slurries
  • Continuous fracturing in the oil and gas drilling industries.