The US President recently said the conflict between Russia and Ukraine had driven up the prices of all the world's major food staples, including wheat, corn, barley, oilseeds and edible oils, and that Russia and Ukraine together supplied more than 25% of the world's wheat exports and about 20% of its barley exports.
To address the food shortage, the Biden administration says it plans to increase the number of counties eligible for insurance for double cropping. Double cropping is when farmers grow two different crops a year on the same field.
Under Biden's plan, the number of counties eligible for two-season crop insurance would increase by 681, for a total of 1,935.
The UN has warned that up to 1.7bn people are "highly exposed" to the domino effect of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine on the global food, energy, and financial systems. The agency says conflict could increase hunger in countries where people are already suffering from malnutrition.
Even countries where food is less scarce are being hit by rising prices. U.S. grocery prices rose 1% in April, compared with a 10.8% increase over the past 12 months, the Labor Department said recently.
According to the White House, global food prices have risen nearly 13 percent since the outbreak of the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
Besides, affected by the ever-changing international situation, the supply and prices of international bulk water reducer,water reducing agent ,concrete admixtures are still very uncertain.
The application of various concrete admixtures can not only improve the performance of concrete, but also promote the development of new concrete technologies, promote the application of industrial by-products in cementitious material systems, and also help save resources and protect the environment. , has gradually become an essential material for high-quality concrete. Among them, the water reducing agent is a kind of concrete, and the water reducing agent is a concrete admixture that can reduce the mixing water consumption under the condition that the concrete slump is basically unchanged. Most of them are anionic surfactants, such as lignosulfonate, naphthalene sulfonate formaldehyde polymer, etc. When we add the concrete mixture, it has a dispersing effect on the cement particles, which can improve its workability, reduce the unit water consumption, and improve the fluidity of the concrete mixture; or reduce the unit cement consumption, effectively saving cement.
The specific operation method of the water reducing agent formula for concrete:
1. Maleic anhydride is prepared into a 5-7% solution according to the required amount and recorded as the head material.
2. The initiator is prepared into a 5-10% solution for later use.
3. Add the required amount of APEG or TPEG, heat to liquefy it, and then add the headstock.
4. Nitrogen replacement;
5. When the temperature rises to 75-85°C, the initiator is added dropwise, and the dropwise addition is completed at 80°C for 1.5-2 hours.
6. After the dropwise addition of the initiator is completed, keep the temperature at 80-90° C. for 4-4.5 hours to complete the reaction and cool down.
7. When the temperature drops to 40-50℃, add 50% KOH solution to neutralize to PH: 7-8.
8. After measuring the solid content, add the measured soft water according to the required solid content.
9. After the solid content is determined to be qualified, discharge the material.
After the above experiments, we can get the basic formula of water reducer for concrete:
Concrete water reducer formula 1:
Hydroxyethyl acrylate: 25g, acrylamide: 5g, allyl polyoxyethylene ether: 175g, sodium persulfate: 10g, neutralized by sodium hydroxide.
Concrete water reducer formula 2:
Allyl polyoxyethylene glycol ether: 40 g, acrylic monomer: 30 g, 10% ammonium persulfate aqueous solution 40 g, neutralized with triethanolamine.
Concrete water reducer formula 3:
Allyl polyoxyethylene glycol ether: 100 g, methacrylic acid: 70 g, acrylic acid: 20 g, 10% aqueous ammonium persulfate solution: 50 g, neutralized with sodium hydroxide.
Concrete water reducer formula 4:
Methacrylic acid: 25g:, allyl polyoxyethylene ether: 175g, sodium persulfate: 10g. , neutralized with sodium hydroxide.
Concrete water reducer formula 5:
TPEG: 180 g, hydrogen peroxide: 0.63 g, thioglycolic acid: 0.56 g, ascorbic acid: 0.3 g, acrylic acid: 182.3 g, neutralized with sodium hydroxide.
Concrete water reducer formula 6:
APEG: 180 g, hydrogen peroxide: 10 g, thioglycolic acid: 2.07 g, itaconic acid: 10 g, methacrylic acid: 21.23 g, neutralized with sodium hydroxide.
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