Topic of the Month

Plastic: lifeline for transporting water

Elimination of doubts about the suitability of epoxy resin in pipe and water storage systems

By Guido Deussing

Source: istock / Mumemories

More than just an attractive repair material

Pont du Gard is an old Roman aqueduct near Nimes in Southern France. Source: istock / Bertl123

Focus on thermosetting polymers

Epoxy resin as coating

Most of the commercially used epoxy monomers are produced by the reaction of a compound with acidic hydroxy groups and epichlorohydrin: First the hydroxy group reacts in a coupling reaction with epichlorohydrin, followed by dehydrohalogenation. (Source: wikipedia)

Within permissible limits

Research needs to be carried out

A similar GC/MS system was use to analyse bisphenols in water. Source: GERSTEL GmbH & Co. KG

Insight into experimental details

BPA migration continues to increase after five months: Noyon et al. come to the conclusion that the period during which epoxy resins that are used in water are evaluated should be lengthened considerably. Source: Noyon et al.

What remains to be said at the end