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Lingo > Dezincification

This is the loss of zinc from brass fittings, through corrosion that leaves the copper portion behind, rendering the fitting more brittle.It occurs in slightly acidic or alkaline water, water with low aeration and low flow rates, among other conditions. Products are available that resist dezincification..

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