Controlling changes in alkalinity and pH requires the use of acids and harsh chemicals to maintain water quality standards. Alkaline and pH changes are one of the most important problems of poorly controlled and improperly treated industrial and agricultural waste.
Alkaline controls and caustic chemicals make it easy to meet quality standards in situations where chemical stability and base and acid neutralization are required. These tuned, cost-effective water pH solutions and specialty pond chemicals enable you to operate efficiently while maintaining compliance with environmental regulations.
How does alkalinity affect pH?
The pH of water measures the amount of hydrogen ions (acidity) in water, and the alkalinity of water measures the levels of carbonate and bicarbonate in water. Versatile alkaline control and chemicals present in market make it easy to set up and maintain an efficient pH control system on any farm and resist change.
How can you lower or raise the pH?
pH is a measure of how basic or acidic something is. To control the alkalinity, you need to control the pH to resist possible changes.
pH is actually an abbreviation for potential of hydrogen and is a measure of hydrogen ion activity. The normal pH range is 0-14, but actual pH values ??can exceed these theoretical limits. pH adjustment changes the pH or potential hydrogen by adding pH reagents such as: using acid to lower the pH, or using caustic or other alkaline substances to raise the pH.
Alkalinity and pH can be dramatically increased and controlled using soda ash (sodium carbonate), and baking soda has little effect on the overall pH. If you are trying to raise the pH, use soda ash to guide the water treatment process.
Sulphuric acid and sodium hydroxide (caustic) are most commonly used. Be careful with alkalinity control applications because of the exothermic reaction that generates heat. The more powerful the application, the more heat it will generate. For example; tap water that regulates pH produces almost no heat and is not a problem. Neutralizing solutions with high acid or base content can generate significant heat and should be considered in the design and materials.
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