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Metal abrasion

From: Valerie Tomlinson <valerie_tomlinson<-at->
Date: Monday, April 20, 2009
Laura Maria Jimenez <laura5s [at] hotmail__com> writes

>For my MA project I want to study the abrasive potential of a plant
>on metal surfaces. I would like to hear suggestions on the
>methodology I could use to quantify and evaluate how abrasive is
>this material on metal samples. ...

Perhaps some more details on what is meant by "abrasive potential of
plant on metal" would be helpful. I know I have recently read up on
air-abrasive materials, which included a list of hardnesses of
abrasive media in comparison to hardnesses of metals. Included in
the list of media was walnut shell, corn cob grit and other organic
media, but I'm not sure if this is what is meant in the posting. I'm
sure there is extensive literature out there on grit blasting media,
and the companies that supply shell grit and corn cob grit (Grit
O'Cob) could probably provide a number of leads.

Valerie Tomlinson

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