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Action mechanism of polysiloxane defoamer
The representative defoaming mechanisms of polysiloxane mainly include "bridging spreading" mechanism, "bridging dehumidifying" mechanism, and "spreading liquid entrainment" mechanism. The "bridging spreading" mechanism mainly starts from the basic point of "polysiloxane has a relatively low tension and is easy to spread on the liquid film." It emphasizes that defoamer droplets are prone to deformation, but this theory cannot explain the defoaming differences between individual polysiloxanes and mixtures of polysiloxanes and solid ions as defoamers. The "bridging dehumidification" mechanism is mainly based on the hydrophobicity of polysiloxanes themselves, but the defoaming effect of polysiloxanes with high viscosity cannot be well explained. The "spreading liquid entrainment" mechanism cannot be confirmed because some facts indicate that polysiloxanes sometimes do not spread on the surface of the foam film, but can also break the foam.

Many people often have concerns when choosing to add water-based defoamers in the production of cleaning agents. Do water-based defoamers affect the viscosity, transparency, and performance of cleaning agents. In fact, the detergent that plays a decontamination role is a surfactant. When the surfactant is dissolved in water, it removes dirt by emulsifying, dispersing, and solubilizing oil. Therefore, the decontamination ability of the detergent is not necessarily related to its viscosity and transparency, so the water-based defoamer does not affect its viscosity and transparency. The decontamination ability of cleaning agents is mainly related to the formula, that is, surfactants, such as anionic surfactants, have more foam than non-ionic surfactants. On the contrary, the defoamer of water-based cleaning agent can also reduce the production of foam and make foam disappear where it should not be, thus greatly improving the effect of cleaning agent.