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A Material that Can Withstand High Pressure & Caustic Condition

  1. May 22, 2015 #1
    I am interested in locating a material that can withstand a strong alkaline medium (10 M KOH) and approx. 5 atm pressure....... I am somewhat new to material chemistry so all I have been able to think of thus far is PVC pipe.

    Through my research I have discovered that PVC is highly fire retardant, durable, and has high tensile strength. These are all very important qualities for my intended design. However, I am unsure of its reaction to highly acidic or basic media. Also, I'm not sure if there are any better alternatives.

    Any ideas would be much appreciated.
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  3. May 23, 2015 #2
    Does this help?
  4. May 23, 2015 #3
    Hmmm. That link does not open. I get this error message:

    Fatal error: Uncaught exception 'Zend_Controller_Exception' with message 'EXCEPTION_OTHER' in /home/pvcorg/domains/pvc.org/applications/pvc_org/application/modules/content/controllers/IndexController.php:66 Stack trace: #0 /home/pvcorg/domains/pvc.org/library/Zend/Controller/Action.php(516): Content_IndexController->pageAction() #1 /home/pvcorg/domains/pvc.org/library/Zend/Controller/Dispatcher/Standard.php(308): Zend_Controller_Action->dispatch('pageAction') #2 /home/pvcorg/domains/pvc.org/library/Zend/Controller/Front.php(954): Zend_Controller_Dispatcher_Standard->dispatch(Object(Zend_Controller_Request_Http), Object(Zend_Controller_Response_Http)) #3 /home/pvcorg/domains/pvc.org/library/Zend/Application/Bootstrap/Bootstrap.php(97): Zend_Controller_Front->dispatch() #4 /home/pvcorg/domains/pvc.org/library/Zend/Application.php(366): Zend_Application_Bootstrap_Bootstrap->run() #5 /home/pvcorg/domains/pvc.org/public_html/index.php(51): Zend_Application->run() #6 {main} thrown in /home/pvcorg/domains/pvc.org/applications/pvc_org/application/modules/content/controllers/IndexController.php on line 66
  5. May 24, 2015 #4
    Well. Do what I did. Search on "property of materials" or "chemical properties" specific to polyvinyl chloride.
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