Chemistry STSE: Fax Machines
By: Iakta Rehal
iron- for good toners and ink carteradges for magnetic ink character recognition
copper- coating of the wires
tungsten- used to transfer ink, gives light
steel- create steel bearings (to carry extreme loads of the machine)
chemical and physical properties of tungsten
lustrous silvery white metal solid at room temperature
Tungsten is an amazing element used for many things all around us for many lighting or electrical based items. This specific element also has the highest melting point of all metals.Also this element has excellent corrosion resistance, their for its very reliable and long lasting.
As you know in fax machines when the ink transfers to the paper, the paper used heat to trasfer the ink , and to read what is written on the paper many machines within the fax machine ar used. Neacuse this is al run off of electricity the longer it runs the fax machine would start heating up.
Paper is one item that is easily able to be caught on fire,which would be very dangerous in a fax machine. Their for tungsten is used to produce the light and transfer the ink.
Reuse Reduce Recycle
If youre looking to recycle the whole machine as a whole, you can easily just drop it off at a near by best buy, office depot or a staples.
Their are still mant components of a fax machine that can be reused before putting away the machine. If youre purchasing a newer fax machine, youre able to remove to hard drive and replac it with in your new machine. If youre buying another fax machine by the same brand youre able to reuse the bottles and ink in the new machine.
At room temperature tungsten doesn't react with air or water. But when put under extreme hot temperatures it becomes