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Product Quality and an Assessment of a Chemical Formulation for an Insulator

Materials can be insulators, semiconductors or conductors based on their ability to conduct electrical and thermal current. An insulator is a substance that retard and block the flow of thermal and electrical current, it’s a poor conductor and a non-conducting material. Insulator material include rock wool, mineral wool, fiberglass, and cork. Conductors are materials that conduct electrical and thermal current such as metals, copper, zinc, gold, silver…etc. Semiconductors are a different class of materials that have conductivity between insulators and conductors, silicon, germanium…etc. The objective is to find the reason behind the off gassing of the finished product at high temperatures and if sprayed with water for cooling purposes and suggest methods to minimize its off- gassing to improve its quality. It has been found that some chemical compounds in the current formulation are either hygroscopic, extremely soluble or are reactive towards other chemical compounds in the formulation. Soluble starch, ammonium sulfate and boric acid are water soluble chemical compounds having hygroscopic properties. It isn’t recommended the usage of starch, and ammonium sulfate in the current formulation. Treating ammonium sulfate with water would result in the formation of ammonia gas, and there is high possibility of the reaction of starch with boric acid when exposed to water increasing its acidity. It’s recommended the use of other insoluble chemical compounds, antimony III oxide or zinc borate and the more branched Dextrins instead.

Insulator, Finished Product, Product Quality, Off-Gassing

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Hebah Abdel-Wahab, Tamara Gund. (2023). Product Quality and an Assessment of a Chemical Formulation for an Insulator. American Journal of Applied and Industrial Chemistry, 7(1), 1-7.

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Hebah Abdel-Wahab; Tamara Gund. Product Quality and an Assessment of a Chemical Formulation for an Insulator. Am. J. Appl. Ind. Chem. 2023, 7(1), 1-7. doi: 10.11648/j.ajaic.20230701.11

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Hebah Abdel-Wahab, Tamara Gund. Product Quality and an Assessment of a Chemical Formulation for an Insulator. Am J Appl Ind Chem. 2023;7(1):1-7. doi: 10.11648/j.ajaic.20230701.11

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