Combination Water Treatment: Oxidation Followed by UV Disinfection

Water Treatment Methods There exist several mechanisms for water disinfection, including chlorination and chloramination, ozonation, and UV irradiation. Ordinarily, only one disinfection technique is used in a treatment train. However, there are potential benefits to combining water treatment methods in sequence, including energy and cost savings and a safer product water. Potential Benefits of Combination Water [...]

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How to Monitor Aquarium Water pH and Other Water Quality Parameters

The Importance of Aquarium Water Quality Like all organisms, the fish and aquatic plants in your aquarium rely on highly specific environments in order to survive. These essential conditions vary from species to species and depend on the environment in which they evolved. Aquarium Water pH pH measures the acidity or alkalinity of water. A [...]

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Why did the Olympic diving pool turn green? It probably wasn’t algae.

What's up with the green pool at the Rio 2016 Olympics? The Olympic diving pool was closed Friday morning, after the water turned green. According to a Rio 2016 spokesperson, diving training was cancelled in order to accommodate cleaning efforts to return the pool to its normal blue color. The pool water first turned green [...]

pH Calculation by Differential Conductivity Measurement in Pure and Ultra-Pure Water

  Summary Correct pH measurement in power plants is a key factor in corrosion risk surveillance in all kinds of water steam cycles. A measurement with a glass pH electrode is possible but requires a pH probe designed for low conductivity and high temperatures and pressure. An accurate pH value can also be obtained by measuring the [...]

How to Choose the Best pH Sensor Part 1: Laboratory Style Sensors

You want a sensor that will provide the best measurement accuracy with the maximum lifetime, but the number of different laboratory pH sensors out there can be overwhelming. Before making a laboratory pH sensor purchase it is crucial to have an understanding of your application and the conditions the sensor will endure while in use. Based on this knowledge you can make a decision on what features are required.

Everything You Need to Know About pH Sensor Calibration

Any style of electrochemical sensor requires calibration in order to provide accurate measurements. The process of pH sensor calibration is very straightforward, but many users are not aware of the considerations and reasoning behind this requirement.

How to Measure Brine Concentration

Why Brine Concentration is Critical to Application Success Brine is a solution of salt and water; the term may refer to concentrations of about 3.5% up to 26%, at which point brine is considered fully saturated. Brine has a wide range of applications, including deicing of roads, food production and preservation, and refrigeration. Application [...]

What You Need to Know About Pool Water Monitoring

Swimming pools endure a lot of contamination, especially during the summer months. Bathers introduce contaminants like sweat, dirt, oils, and sunscreen into pool water. Other contaminants come from the surrounding environment such as leaves and insects. Contaminants reduce pool water quality. They can cause unpleasant odors and discoloration. Some contaminants like pathogenic bacteria can even cause illness and irritation. It is important to remove contaminants whenever possible through the use of chlorine and filtration.