Detailed Product Description
AQUAPOD is a super absorbent anionic polyacrylamide polymers. It is cross-linked copolymers of acrylamide and potassium acrylate that are water insoluble.
It is an agriculture grade SAP which acts as a water retainer that, when incorporated into a soil or a substrate, absorbs and retains large quantities of water and nutrients. Unlike most products that become hydrated, Aquapod has the property of easily releasing the absorbed water and nutrients, thereby allowing the plant to have water and nutrients available at will as a function of the absorption - release cycles.
AQUAPOD has the property of absorbing up to 500 times their weight in distilled water and they become gels.
- Soil Mixes - Interior / Exterior
- Water-retaining Additive for potting soils
- Retention of Agrochemicals & Fertilizers
- Planting Soil Additives - Arboriculure & Forestry
- Hydroseeding & Bare Root Dipping
- Gardening & Landscaping
- Golf Course & Lawn Conservation
- Turf - Seeding / Sod
PERFORMANCE & ADVANTAGES
- An outstanding absorption capacity - In general, the finer the particle size of the polymer, the greater its absorption capacity and speed.
- A buffering effect on the availability of fertilizers - AQUAPOD significantly reduces the leaching of fertilizers because they are stored in the network. The fertilizers are available to plants for a longer time due to a delay effect on their release.
- The influence of salts - The presence of electrolytes in the aqueous medium significantly diminishes the absorption capacity of AQUAPOD. This explains the fact that the water holding capacity of AQUAPOD in a substrate varies around 100-150 times its weight.
- The wilting point is delayed - AQUAPOD makes it possible to increase the Water Holding Capacity of soils and to delay the wilting point. A sandy soil treated with 2 grams of AQUAPOD per kg of soil holds water twice as long as untreated soil.
- Increases the water holding capacity of soils for several years.
- Irrigation frequency may be reduced by 50%.
- Limits losses of water and nutrient due to leaching.
- Reduces evaporation from the soil.
- Improves the physical properties of compact soils through good aeration.
- Enhances plant growth. Water and nutrients are continuously available in the root zone for optimal absorption by plants.
- Protects the environment against drought and groundwater pollution.