-related to modifying flow and stability properties of aqueous solutions and gels.
-They can be used to either stabilize,or to initiate flocculations (precipitation).
-They can also be used to impart a surface charge to neutral particles, enabling them to be dispersed in aqueous solution.
-They can be used as thickness, emulsifiers, conditioners, flocculants , and even drag reducers.
-They are used in water treatments and for oil recovery. Many soaps, shampoos, and cosmetics incorporate poly electrolytes.
-Used in a variety of materials, including cement.