Testing of Drinking Water Reservoirs Coating

Abbas H. Sulaymon عباس حميد سليمون --- Ali A. Merdaw

Iraqi Journal of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering المجلة العراقية للهندسة الكيمياوية وهندسة النفط
ISSN: 19974884/E26180707 Year: 2007 Volume: 8 Issue: 1 Pages: 1-7
Publisher: Baghdad University جامعة بغداد


The present study refers to a ready-made three components epoxy based paint made by the Modern Paints Industries Company (Al-Za'farania, Baghdad) subjected to several tests in order to improve its specifications by optimizing the application conditions. The paint components are under the trade names: Resin (D-5547), Hardener (H-1457) and Thinner (P-851). The paint is used for painting drinking water reservoirs from inside. The main tests used in this study for optimizing and comparing between formulations and conditions, is the resistance to water absorption and the hardness of the coated film.


epoxy --- coating --- food grade coatings.