I've been gone for several months, back with a question or two.
I have come across an odd item. In disassembling HP photo printers for recycling of the usable items inside, I now have a couple of peristaltic pumps used for metering the ink to the printer head. The ink appears to be alcohol soluble, so pumping that through the six tubes should clean it.
Has anyone else tried using this sort of pump for liquid chlorine? If anyone has, how long did it last in this type of service? If no one has, I may just be the first here to try it.
The drive system includes a 24Vdc motor with optical encoder. A quick online search didn't give me any clue for pumping volume, so I'll have to experiment with it.
Essentially, I just wanted to know if anyone else had tried something like this, reusing items from unusual sources.