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a chemical agent capable of reducing the surface tension of a liquid in which it is dissolved

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Karcher DE, Landreth JW (2003) Wetting agents decrease wilt symptoms and water repellency on a sand-based putting green.
This led to the development of a new range of soil wetting agents and a diagnostic soil test, allowing farmers to select the most effective wetting agent based on the properties of their soil, explains Professor Wissemeier.
Soil wetting agents market projected to grow at a CAGR of 8.
Selecting a wetting agent that offers excellent flow and leveling as well as foam control is critical for a high-quality finish.
Non-foaming wetting agents are recommended for coating ranging from 11-20 mils.
These wetting agents are often formulated with cationic surfactants or polyelectrolytes that aid in the adsorption process by neutralizing the negative charges on the hole wall particularly the glass rich areas.
Q What is the nature of wetting agents in compost, designed for patio containers, and why does it not work as well as the granules such as 'Swell Gel'.
Formulated for use on previously coated, new or weathered wood--including pressure-treated lumber, pine, cypress, fir, hemfir, cedar, redwood and exotic hardwoods, DeckStrip[R]-ASR contains special wetting agents and a thickener for more effective stripping action on vertical as well as horizontal surfaces.
MoldWiz ABC-15 is a water-borne formulation of emulsified organic fatty acid, esters and amine with wetting agents and surfactants.
Aeration is also helpful, as is application of wetting agents that make water stickier and soil more water retentive.
Silicone fluids have very low surface tensions and thus are good wetting agents and show good spreading properties.
Incereasing use of fluorosurfactant wetting agents in these applications has created the need for PFA materials with improved ESCR.
The weak environmental estrogens included p-nonylphenol (a breakdown product of alkylphenol ethoxylates, which are used in various products such as washing and cleaning agents, emulsifiers, wetting agents, and foaming and foam-reducing agents) and the organochlorine pesticides methoxychlor and endosulfan.
Non-sudsing wetting agents are recommended for coating ranging from 11 to 20 mils thickness.
A mixture of water, detergents, wetting agents and natural ingredients, the cleaning solution leaves carpets free of residual moisture, eliminating the potential for mold and mildew growth.