Sesbania gum is extracted from sesbania seeds which is originated from India. The sesbania gum powder is white loose milky powder which is soluble in water, insoluble in alcohol, ketones, ethers and other organic solvents. Sesbania gum powder can be dispersed in cold water to form a viscous solution. The viscosity of sesbania gum powder is 5-10 times higher than natural plant gum, sodium alginate.
Applications of Sesbania Gum Powder
- Sesbania gum powder is used as sizing agents and dye thickeners in textile industries.
- It plays a major role as a flocculant in water and wastewater treatment.
- The most important use of sesbania seeds is in oil industry as it is used a blocking agent, water resistance-reduction agent and tackifier for preparing fluid cracking which results to increase in oil production rate.
- The sesbania gum powder is also used in incense.