Unformatted text preview: improve the flow ability of the solution during the filtration method. 4. The purpose of the adding methylcellulose in the artificial saliva is to help make the solution more viscous or gel-like. 5. If you added the methylcellulose directly to room temperature water, a glue-like layer would form around the powder, and the inside would remain dry. Hence, a more efficient method would be to mix the powder with the glycerin before the addition of water. So that the methyl cellulose particles would be well dispersed, then when you add the water the dissolution of the particles will occur....
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- Fall '10
- Drinking water, United States Environmental Protection Agency