Acrylamide application: Water treatment

Use of acrylamides

In water treatment plants, they are used as flocculants to promote clumping of waste particles. In Enhanced Oil Recovery, they are used to increase the amount of crude extracted from oil fields. These applications are growing strongly, as demand for oil and clean water continues to rise.

Acrylamide polymers are also widely used in the production of paper, absorbent hygiene products, and in agricultural water management.


Acrylamide are used in:

  • Flocculants in water treatment for cities, industries and mines
  • Fluids for Enhanced Oil Recovery and shale gas production
  • Super-absorbents for personal hygiene products
  • Paper and pulp industries
  • Agricultural water management
Acrylamide application: Cardboard boxes