Synthesis and Application of Anionic Polyacrylamide in Water Treatment: A Review

Huaili Zheng1, Jiangya Ma1,*, Fangying Ji1, Xiaomin Tang1, Wei Chen1, Junren Zhu1, Yi Liao1 and Mingzhuo Tan2

1Key Laboratory of the Three Gorges Reservoir Region's Eco-Environment, State Ministry of Education, Chongqing University, Chongqing, 400045, P.R. China

2Jiangmen Wealth Water Purifying Agent Co. Ltd., Guangdong 529000, P.R. China

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This review summarizes the synthesis methods for anionic polyacrylamide. The paper lists six different kinds of anionic polyacrylamide synthesis technologies, including homopolymerization posthydrolysis process, homopolymerization cohydrolysis process, copolymerization approach, inverse emulsion polymerization, precipitation polymerization and radiation polymerization. What's more, the authors discussed the application status of anionic polyacrylamide in water treatment. Based on these reviews, future research perspectives relating to its synthesis and application were proposed.


Anionic polyacrylamide, Synthesis methods, Water treatment, Flocculants.

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