Glosperse 5004A is a low molecular weight polyacrylic acid. The water soluble products are added to water to inhibit excessive scale formation from precipitation and deposition of insoluble salts of calcium, magnesium and barium.

Glosperse 5004A is not susceptible to eutrophication and is not a primary nutrient for aquatic life forms. Glosperse 5004A has shown no harmful effects on fish, algae or bacteria. It contains neither phosphates nor heavy metals. Glosperse 5004A has an average molecular weight of about 2000 determined by intrinsic viscosity.

Typical Properties

Apperance: Clear to slightly hazy, amber liquid
Charge: Anionic
Solids Content: 49 – 51%
pH: <2
Viscosity, Brookfield: 300 cPs Max
Specific Gravity: 1.21
Intrinsic Viscosity in 0.2N NaCl, dl/g: 0.06 – 0.10


Glosperse 5004A is used in the treatment of re-circulated cooling water for scale inhibition and prevention of fouling by insoluble salts.

Glosperse 5004A is used in the treatment of boiler feed water to inhibit scale and to ocntrol sludge accumulation.

Glosperse 5004A may also have an advantage over natural organic sludge conditioners in that as they are colourless, colour contamination is thus avoided where steam is used for processing purposes, eg. in textiles or pulp – paper bleaching.

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