Environmental/Exposure Testing of Polymeric Coatings
Homework Opportunity #1a
After assigning a different environmental test to each group, have the students research their “test” and find real-life applications of the validity/purposeof their test and also parameters for their test.
|Ex) Salt water test:||Is the test applicable in your geographical vicinity? |
What is the salt level in the coastal area closest to your school?
Most salt content levels are given in ppm or ppt---what do those abbreviationsstand for?
How can those readings be converted to metric values which can be replicatedin the lab?
|Ex) Acid rain test:||Is the test applicable in your geographical vicinity? |
If so, what are the acid rain levels in your area?
What acids are commonly found in acid rain?
Explain the process of acid rain formation.
|Ex) Mouth acidity test:||What is the pH of the average human mouth? |
What is a dental resin?
What comprises the silver fillings used in the past?
What is a photopolymer?
|Ex) Basicity test:||What common household cleaners are slightly basic? |
Name a few household cleaners that are highly basic.
What kind of bottles are these solutions usually housed in?
For those housed in plastic bottles---what polymer comprises the bottle?
Why are some housed in plastic bottles and some in glass?