Abstract

Studies in rheological behaviour of guar gum solution

Author(s): Pravin G.Kadam, Shashank T.Mhaske

Guar gumis one of the largely available polysaccharide which is completely biodegradable, with high water absortion capacity. It is used in large many industrial, cosmetic, food and medical applications. 1 % guar gum solution in water is largely used for making any potential product from guar gum. Guar gum is processed by making a solution of it in dissolved water and subsequently blended or cross-linked or directly asked to prepare a required type of product. Thus, it’s very important to understand the rheology of the guar gum to know its flow behavior during processing. This paper deals with the various rheological characteristics of 1 % guar gum solution in water.


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