antifoaming agent


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antifoaming agent

[¦an·tē¦fōm·iŋ ‚ā·jənt]
(organic chemistry)
A substance, such as silicones, organic phosphates, and alcohols, that inhibits the formation of bubbles in a liquid during its agitation by reducing its surface tension.
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The addition of an antifoaming agent to the slurries could not guarantee the complete removal of all entrapped air from within the suspension, and a certain amount of small air bubbles resulted in undesirable residual porosity, as could be evidenced by FIB cross-sections FEG-SEM observation.
An effective antifoaming agent should be capable of neutralizing the foam stabilizing factors.
It's also an industrial solvent and an ingredient in adhesives, antifoaming agents, plastics and lubricants.
Among the additives are sweeteners, food color and color retention agents, antifoaming agents, glazing agents, and probiotic foods and dietary supplements.
The effluent is composed of free and emulsified oils, surfactants and co-surfactants, emulsifying agents, antifoaming agents, bactericides, rust inhibitors and solvents [2].
The remaining components required to formulate these products are emulsifiers, pH stabilizers, rust preservatives, antifoaming agents, corrosion inhibitors, lubricity aids, viscosity modifiers, biocides, and extreme pressure additives such as chlorine, sulfur, and phosphorus-based additives.
Amine Neutralizers, AntiFoaming Agents, Anti-Microbial Agents.