Rheological properties of aqueous polyacrylamide solutions

Mamdouh T. Ghannam, M. Nabil Esmail

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A comprehensive study of the rheological properties of aqueous polyacrylamide solutions was carried out. A RheoStress RS100 Haake rheometer was used in the measurements. The concentration of polyacrylamide ranged from 0.25 to 1.0% by weight. This range is sufficiently wide to cover many of the rheological features of polyacrylamide in the lower range of concentration. The study included measurements of steady shear flow parameters, transient shear stress response, yield stress, thixotropic behavior, creep recovery, dynamic responses, and temperature effects in the range 10-50°C.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1587-1597
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Applied Polymer Science
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 22 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Creep recovery
  • Dynamic rheology
  • Polyacrylamide
  • Thixotropy
  • Transient shear stress
  • Viscosity
  • Yield stress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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