Accession Number:

ADD018304

Title:

Formulation and Preparation of a Gel System for the Promotion of Rapid Solvation in Aqueous Systems.

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 24 Aug 73, patented 5 Nov 96,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-11-05

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

A thixotropic slurry is used as a drag reducing agent for water borne vessels. The slurry comprises a polymer, a carrier, a surfactant and a dispersant. The slurry is buffered against changes in pH which can be the cause of separation of the constituents during storage in the vessel. The slurry also has a more rapid initial drag reduction response time since the polymer is coated with a monomolecular layer of surfactant.

Subject Categories:

  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE