Study of the Application of Water-Soluble Hybrid Inorganic-Organic Polyacrylamide Based Compounds in Economically Controlling and Efficiently Reducing Water Seepage and Soil Erosion through Water Delivering Canals

Document Type : Research Note


1 Abadgaran Construction Chemicals Co., Tehran, I.R. IRAN

2 Abadgarn Chemical Technology Development Research Group, Tehran, I.R. IRAN


The current work considers the study of the application of polyacrylamide compounds in order to reduce and control seepage and water infiltration and also soil stabilization in the unlined earthen canals. Polyacrylamide compounds are a family of polymers with a wide range of physical and chemical properties. Of these compounds which being considered
in the design and supervision of current research and of which so far not reported any risks regarding human health, are those water soluble hybrid inorganic- organic compounds that could be used in reducing  seepage through earthen unlined canals and other water conveying structures. However, this could easily be possible when these polymeric compounds in a known concentration and as combined with appropriate inorganic elements inside upstream channel parameters are applied on these structures, it transform into structures that could deposit on the bottom and sides of the channel, creating a layer impermeable to water.


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