REDUCTION OF FLOW FRICTION WITH POLYMER ADDITIVES

The bulk properties of aqueous high polymer solutions were investigated to establish a simple and reliable method for predicting friction reduction, and okra gum was investigated as a friction reducing additive in pipe flow. Experimental results indicate how some bulk properties are significantly affected by the presence of high polymers, and also show that okra gum is effective as a friction reducer in turbulent pipe flow with overall behavior comparable to polyethylene oxide.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Clemson University

    Water Resources Research Institute
    Clemson, SC  USA  29631
  • Authors:
    • Castro, W E
  • Publication Date: 1972-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 62 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00034378
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: OWRR-A-009-SC(3) Comple Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: DI-14-01-0001-1861, DI-14-31-0001-3041, DI-14-01-0001-1409
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1972 12:00AM