Phosphoric acid and fertilizers are important chemicals used in various industries, such as agriculture, food processing, and chemical manufacturing. During the production and processing of phosphoric acid and fertilizers, foaming is a common issue that can lead to reduced efficiency and production rates. This is where antifoaming agents come into play.
Antifoaming agents are used in the production of phosphoric acid and fertilizers to control foam formation and prevent its negative effects on the production process. The addition of antifoaming agents helps to break down the surface tension of the foam, which destabilizes it and causes it to collapse. This results in reduced foam levels and increased efficiency in the production process.
Antifoaming agents are particularly important in the production of phosphoric acid, where foaming can cause blockages in the pipes and equipment, leading to decreased production rates and even safety hazards. In addition, foaming can result in the loss of valuable chemicals, which can be costly for the manufacturer.
Antifoaming agents are available in various forms, including silicone-based, mineral oil-based, and water-based.
- Free flowing liquid can be easily fed by gravity or by pumping.
- Low cost defoamer, hence very economical for bulk manufacturing plants.
- Lowers surface and interfacial tension.
Promotes completion of reaction.
- Improves filtration.
No discoloration and coagulation on filter cloth.