Rheological Properties of Polyethylene Glycol Solutions and Gels
- *Corresponding Author:
- A. V. Brikov
Sakhalin Energy Investment Company
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Received date: September 11, 2015; Accepted date: September 19, 2015; Published date: September 26, 2015
Citation: Brikov AV, Markin AN, Sukhoverkhov SV (2015) Rheological Properties of Polyethylene Glycol Solutions and Gels. Ind Chem Open Access 1:102. doi: 10.4172/2469-9764.1000102
Copyright: © 2015 Brikov AV, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
It is shown that under defined conditions gel is formed in the glycol from the glycol regeneration plants, which created significant operational problems. The results of laboratory research on the production of gels from polyethylene glycol water and water-glycol solutions as well as study of rheological properties of these gels and polyethylene glycol solutions are provided. It is shown that upon exceeding the certain shear rate value gels demonstrate abnormal rheological property (instant flow cessation).