Polyethylene glycol

Clear, viscous, odorless liquid compound.

Polyethylene glycol (PEG) is a synthetic polymer made from ethylene oxide. It is a clear, viscous, and odorless liquid that is soluble in water and many organic solvents. PEG is used in a variety of industrial and medical applications, including as a lubricant, surfactant, and binder.

Energy Sector

Polyethylene glycol (PEG) is used in various applications in the energy sector. In drilling fluids, it is used as a lubricant, surfactant, and anti-foaming agent. PEG is also used as a heat transfer fluid in solar thermal systems, and as a corrosion inhibitor in oil and gas pipelines. In addition, it is used in the production of hydraulic fracturing fluids as a friction reducer and clay stabilizer. PEG’s unique properties make it a versatile and useful compound in many energy-related applications.

Water Treatment

Polyethylene glycol (PEG) is used in water treatment as a coagulant, a flocculant, and a defoaming agent. PEG can help remove suspended solids and turbidity from water by agglomerating small particles into larger ones, which can then be removed more easily through filtration. In addition, PEG is used as a defoaming agent to prevent the formation of foam during water treatment processes. PEG’s properties of being soluble in water, non-toxic, and having a low level of reactivity make it a suitable compound for use in water treatment.

Pulp & Paper

Polyethylene glycol (PEG) is used in the pulp and paper industry as a wetting agent, a sizing agent, and a paper coating. PEG can increase the water absorbency of paper fibers and improve the penetration of chemicals used in the pulping process. PEG can also be used as a sizing agent to improve the strength and durability of paper, as well as a paper coating to enhance its glossiness and printability. Additionally, PEG can act as a lubricant to improve the flow of paper pulp and prevent clogging in paper processing equipment.

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