A giant molecule formed by the union of many simple molecules, or monomers. The chemical reaction that joins monomers creating a polymer molecule is called polymerization.

Concentrated liquid polymer as supplied by the manufacturer.

Amount of polymer present in the as-supplied form (i.e. a 30% emulsion polymer consists of 30% polymer and 70% oils and other ingredients).

Long-chained polymer molecule in its fully extended state.

This term refers to un-activated polymer which has clumped together to form an agglomeration. These can range in size from tiny to golf ball size.

Polymer that has failed toactivate and blendedin-effectively. These appear as long unblended strings of polymer in the polymer solution.


  1. If aging is used, how much aging time do you need?
  2. This depends on the performance of the activation/blending system. The minimum recommended is 20 minutes, and is based on the performance. However, low-energy inducing polymer systems may need 1 to 2 hours to fully benefit from the aging process. M
  3. What concentration should the system blend?
  4. Liquids 0.5% to 1% is typical, on the solution metering pump skid to prepare a final feed concentration from 0.1% to 0.25%.
  5. What is the maximum time the polymer can be aged?
  6. Polymer in solution should not be stored for more than 24 hours
  7. Will the polymer solution stratify?
  8. It is very uncommon for polymer solution to stratify, particularly if properly prepared. However, dilution water quality can impact the effectiveness of the activated polymer solution. Using poor quality dilution water can cause the polymer to begin reacting with contaminents in the dilution water before the solution reaches the point of application.