The super-absorbent material has many applications, for example, it is used in the disposable diapers that can absorb a large amount of water, which helps the baby stay dry for more time. The chemical used in the diapers is mostly sodium polyacrylate; it is also used in soil moist that is a synthetic polyacrylamide with a potassium salt base, it is a safe, non-toxic polymer and can hold over 200 times its weight in water, release it slowly over time in horticultural applications. In
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This note was uploaded on 10/16/2010 for the course MATSE 441 at Penn State.