Posted October 04, 2018 09:13:51 The 304 stainless stainless steel is a common metal that is often used in stainless steel recycling containers, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The stainless steel in a recycling bucket can cause damage to stainless steel bottles if it’s not properly handled.
“This material is an extremely porous material, and it can easily break down,” said Mark W. Guevara, a professor of materials science and engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.
Guesara, who has been working with researchers to develop new recycling technologies, said 304 stainless can become extremely brittle and break if mishandled.
When the 304 stainless is exposed to sunlight, the material will react with oxygen to form rust, which can cause the 304 to break.
The rust can also be deposited on the bottle and cause it to lose its shape, creating a hollow surface.
304 stainless’s strength is not a concern because 304 stainless has a strength rating of approximately 10,000 pounds per square inch (psi).
“The strength of 304 stainless glass can be measured in pounds,” Gueviara said.
“We think that the amount of damage caused by this material is about the same as a normal stainless steel piece of glass.”
In an effort to better understand how 304 stainless corrodes stainless steel containers, Guevaras group has developed a process that uses a machine that uses an electric current to scrape the material off the surface of the container.
The machine is made up of a hollow, cylindrical cylinder with a hole in it.
The cylinder contains an electric charge, which when compressed by a screwdriver, squeezes the liquid through the hole.
A small amount of liquid is released as the vacuum inside the cylinder pulls the material through the holes in the cylinder.
After the liquid is removed from the surface, the surface is cleaned with a vacuum cleaner and the 304 is treated with a mild form of chlorine.
The 304 can then be cleaned by the same method, or a more expensive chemical method, called a degreaser.
“A degrease is a chemical reaction where the solution is exposed for a short period of time to a temperature that will cause the oxide of the chemical to degrade,” Guesaras group said.
The group said the degreasers cost between $5 and $20 per gallon.
However, that doesn’t take into account the cost of cleaning the container, which varies depending on the type of container.
For instance, if a container is made of a solid metal, the cleaning costs could be $10 or $15 per gallon depending on how much cleaning is required.
Guedvara said that 304 stainless should be treated as a more common type of stainless steel material than stainless steel.
“In general, 304 stainless was developed to replace stainless steel and other types of stainless, because it’s cheap and has a very high strength rating,” Guedvaras said.
He added that a few countries have banned 304 stainless because of health concerns.
“It is a highly toxic material that is very difficult to treat,” Guezara said, noting that it can also degrade the metal used in many other products, such as paints, plastics, and other products.
“For example, a lot of plastic can be made with 304 stainless,” he said.
For more information on 304 stainless, visit the EPA website.