August 2000
Volume 42 Number 8
 

Oxidation: Oxidizers, Age and Softening Resins
by C.F. (Chubb) Michaud, CWS-VI   Pages: 

It may be somewhat difficult to perceive an ion exchange softening resin as a "reactive plastic." Most of us think of plastic as an inert substance that's unaffected by corrosion (oxidation) or fatigue (embrittlement). But resins do oxidize and they do break down with time and use. This article looks at what happens physically and chemically as resins age...

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