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    Anionic Polyacrylamide

    This is the main ingredient in a stain and scale prevention product that I know of. Does anyone know what it is, how it works, whether or not it's effective? Is it a chelating agent for iron/copper/manganese?

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    Re: Anionic Polyacrylamide

    It's very similar to a polyacrylate, which is the gel like stuff in disposable diapers and which is added to some detergents and bleaches as a sequestering agent for laundry.

    From what I read, in water it is sequestering agent for metal chloride salts, at least iron. It appears that it would be at least somewhat effective at making the metal salts "filterable".
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    Re: Anionic Polyacrylamide

    Not worried about filtering them, worried about sequestering them. I was told by a tech for the other sequestering agent that I sell that "it's not very effective for iron, but works great for copper."

    Wondering if I can sell the anionic polyacrylamide or if I need to stock something else.

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