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O-Xylene Question

Question asked by Brian Russo on Dec 15, 2016
Latest reply on Jan 5, 2017 by Brian Russo

We use O-Xylene for Swell Ratio testing. The O-Xylene is heated to 120 Deg C and Crosslinked UHMWPE is soaked in it to check for degree of crosslinking. After 24 hours the O-Xylene is discarded. We go through a significant amount of Xylene and I want to recycle the Xylene.


My question is: is recycled O-Xylene the same O-Xylene before and after recycling? I need to know this in order for our QA dept to sign off on buying a recycling unit.


Any help would be greatly appreciated; let me know if you have questions.


Thanks in advance