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Analysis of Damaged Silicon Rubber Hose

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DOI: 10.4236/ajac.2011.23044    6,583 Downloads   12,107 Views Citations

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Recently, there have been many reports of silicon rubber (SR) hoses becoming brittle in juice factory within one month of purchase. The damage is a new phenomenon, and its cause is unknown. We have collected the damaged hoses attached to UHT sterilizer (ultra-high-temperature) in juice factory and examined them for chemical changes. In addition, we have analyzed the hose-washing chemicals (NaOH and HNO333) and the exposure UTH temperature have direct effect on the brittleness of the silicon hose in juice factory.

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M. Nahar and J. Zhang, "Analysis of Damaged Silicon Rubber Hose," American Journal of Analytical Chemistry, Vol. 2 No. 3, 2011, pp. 363-370. doi: 10.4236/ajac.2011.23044.

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