First of all, thanks in advance for any help
I'm trying to determine how you can make an alloy dissolve when exposed to fresh water. There is currently technology used in the oil and gas industry that is used to make 'frac balls' degrade when exposed to fresh water. The only info i can read about on the internet claims it to be either an aluminum or magnesium alloy. I have a totally different application in mind but would need to be able to readily change the rate of reaction. can someone please tell me how this is done. For my application, i really need something with the mechanical properties similar to that of aluminum initially, but would then start a fairly quick degradation process when exposed to water.