ACUMER™ 1050

Acumer™ 1050 is manufactured by Dow Chemical (Mid South Chemical is a “certified” repackager of Acumer™ products)

 

Partially neutralized, polyacrylic acid polymer (2000-2300 Mw) for use as a scale inhibitor during sugar processing

Description

ACUMER™ 1050 is a low molecular weight, polyacrylic acid polymer for use as a high performance scale inhibitor during sugar processing, and has FDA clearance for food contact use.

Used in:

For use as a scale inhibitor during sugar processing
Advantages

  • High performance scale inhibition
  • Wide range of activity on calcium oxalate, calcium sulfate and calcium carbonate scales
  • FDA cleared under regulation 21 CFR 173.73 (sodium polyacrylate)
  • Intrinsically Kosher (no raw materials of animal origin used in manufacturing)

Typical Properties

These properties are typical but do not constitute specifications.

Appearance colorless to straw colored, clear to slightly hazy homogeneous solution, FFVFM*
Average Molecular Weight 2000-2300
pH (partially neutralized) 3.2-4.0
Solids, % 47-49
Density @ 25°C, lb/gal (g/cc) 10.3 (1.22)
Brookfield Viscosity, mPa.s/cps @ 25°C (#2 @ 30 rpm) 100-400
Color, APHA 100 max
Free from visible foreign matter
Features and Benefits

High performance scale inhibition for use in sugar evaporators.

Wide range of activity on calcium oxalate, calcium sulfate and calcium carbonate scales.

FDA cleared under regulation 21 CFR 173.73 (sodium polyacrylate).

Intrinsically Kosher (manufactured with no raw materials of animal origin).

Shows higher degree of solubility in presence of calcium ions than other higher molecular weight polymers.

Sugar Processing Application

Heavy scaling occurs all along the evaporation line where the thin juice must be concentrated before crystallization. Without any treatment scaling is responsible for progressively dropping the production capacity and increasing the manufacturing costs and the demand of energy. At the final stage the sugar mill must be shutdown for cleaning.

Scale inhibitors are necessary to inhibit the deposition taking place in the different evaporators’ bodies. ACUMER 1050 is particularly recommended in beets and cane sugar mills whenever the scale formed is mainly based on calcium carbonate, calcium oxalate and calcium sulfate. Optimization of the treatment with ACUMER 1050 is generally reached by injecting the product in different injection points of the evaporation bodies.

 

Please contact a Mid South Representative for additional product information and pricing.