ph testing Articles

  • Seven Ways Your Facility Isn’t Meeting Effluent Regulations and How to Solve Them

    Whether you own, operate, or help manage a municipal or industrial facility that deals with wastewater, it’s important to understand how wastewater treatment can play a significant role in the overall health of your business, especially when it comes to meeting effluent regulations. This is an important part of the wastewater treatment process to consider, as ignoring it could earn your ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • pH Adjustment - A Primer

    A brief review of the definition of pH, the pH scale, and some of the chemistry involved in pH Adjustment systems is provided below. For some this may be trivial, yet for many others this may be useful. The information provided below is typical of the background information we provide in our training classes / seminars. By Definition pH is the measure of free hydrogen activity in water and can be ...


    By Digital Analysis Corp.

  • Effect of pH on the flocculation behaviors of kaolin using a pH-sensitive copolymer

    pH-sensitive copolymers have been widely introduced to achieve rapid dewatering and consolidation of solids in mining and oil sands processing wastes. But no more attention has been given to the flocculation efficiency of solid suspensions as a function of pH using pH-sensitive copolymer. In this study, a pH-sensitive copolymer was synthesized and employed to investigate the flocculation ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Impact of pH on Derivatization of Nitrophenol Compounds

    Our goal of evaluating the Normalized French Environmental Method 12673 required testing the method’s ability to derivatize nitrophenols and alkylphenols in addition to the chlorophenols the method was designed for. Unfortunately, nitrophenols proved challenging to derivatize at low concentrations. In an effort to improve the derivatization of nitrophenols, we experimented with the pH of ...


    By Restek Corporation

  • pH measurement: Six technical tips

    The pH value is one of the most important and therefore also one of the most frequently measured quantities in analytical chemistry. Sometimes, a simple pH test strip is sufficient for making a rapid check; precise pH meters are, however, required whenever accurate measuring results are needed. Such a pH meter is available in nearly every laboratory and is generally ready for use at a moment's ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • Critical evaluation and further development of methods for testing ecotoxicity at multiple pH using Daphnia magna and Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata

    To meet the requirements of risk assessment legislature regarding the ecotoxicity of ionizing compounds, the present study attempts to establish easy, robust methods for testing ecotoxicity at various pH levels. An overview is given of the buffering methods in the literature. This is supplemented by a series of experiments where toxicity and ability to stabilize pH of eight common buffering ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • How can I measure the pH of food?

    Measuring pH in food is a useful indicator of consistency over batches for quality control but can also be used to monitor foods where the pH changes over time – for example in yogurt production, brewing or to test the freshness of foods. Standard pH electrodes will often struggle when used in food samples, as the reference junction becomes blocked the reaction time will get slower and ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • DOD evaluates bioaugmentation for remediating low-pH aquifers

    The US Department of Defense (DOD) has completed pilot-scale work on the 'MAG-1' site at Fort Dix, NJ, to test suitability of anaerobic bioremediation for an aquifer with low pH. Project results will be used to design full-scale ground-water treatment at MAG-1. In addition, technical criteria gained from the demonstration will be integrated into DOD’s remediation strategy for its many facilities ...

  • Effects of pH on chromate(VI) adsorption by Spirulina platensis biomass: batch tests and FT-IR studies

    Raw and methylated biomass of Spirulina platensis was employed in chromate batch adsorption tests at pH range 1–7. The acid conditions seemed to favour the removal of chromium (Cr) with a yield of 87.0 and 97.6% by using raw and methylated biomass, respectively. However, the chromate and total chromium determination, carried out in the same sample, evidenced that a fraction of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Get the scoop on the newest technology for the measurement of pH

    SENTRON had its 20th birthday in April 2005 and is world wide known as the manufacturer of glass free ISFET (Ion Sensitive Field Effect Transistor) pH systems. During the 20 years we developed and manufactured not only ISFET pH sensors but also pressure sensors in our own silicon chip production facility. This facility for development and manufacturing of solid-state sensors, enables us to ...


    By Sentron Europe BV

  • The effect of pH on chronic aquatic Ni toxicity is dependent on the pH itself: Extending the chronic Ni bioavailability models

    The Environmental Quality Standard (EQS) for Ni in the Water Framework Directive (WFD) is bioavailability based. Although some of the available chronic Ni bioavailability models are only validated for pH≤8.2, a considerable fraction of the European surface waters has a pH > 8.2. Therefore, we investigated the effect of a change in pH from 8.2 to 8.7 on chronic Ni toxicity to 3 invertebrate ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Jar Testing for Metals Removal

    Using the chart below, find the metal(s) of concern. Determine the best pH range for maximum insolubility for the metal(s). If there is a combination of metals, then concentrate on the metal with the highest concentration and adjust the pH to this point. Determining the Optimum pH for combined metals: Typically facilities have 2, 3 or more different metals in their waste stream. To determine the ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Decolorization of methyl orange by green rusts with hydrogen peroxide at neutral pH

    Heterogeneous Fenton-like processes using green rusts (GRs) with hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) were studied to decolorize methyl orange (MO) in aqueous solution at an initial pH of 7.0. In this study, two types of crystal structure for GRs, the hydroxycarbonate GR(CO32–) (GR1) and the hydroxysulphate GR(SO42–) (GR2), were synthesized ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Evaluating alkaline microcapsules for pH control and reductive dechlorination of trichloroethylene in sediment

    Near neutral pH has been reported in the literature to optimise trichloroethylene (TCE) reductive dehalogenase activity in purified enzyme solutions, cell extracts and cell suspensions. In this study, microencapsulated alkaline buffers were used to evaluate potential use in controlling pH in soil microcosms and columns containing sediment obtained from a TCE-contaminated acidic aquifer at the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The effect of pH on the toxicity of ZnO nanoparticles to Folsomia candida in amended field soil

    The effect of soil pH on the toxicity of 30 nm ZnO to Folsomia candida was assessed in Dorset field soils with pHCaCl2 adjusted to 4.31, 5.71 and 6.39. To unravel the contribution of particle size and dissolved Zn, 200 nm ZnO and ZnCl2 were tested. Zn sorption increased with increasing pH and Freundlich kf values ranged from 98.9 to 333 (L/kg)1/n for 30 nm ZnO and from 64.3 to 187 (L/kg)1/n ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Using CoBupH MG to adjust aquifer pH - Case Study

    Problem A US Government site had elevated TCE. Low aquifer pH stalled in situ bioremediation. ...


    By EOS Remediation, LLC

  • Cementitious porous pavement in stormwater quality control: pH and alkalinity elevation

    A certain level of alkalinity acts as a buffer and maintains the pH value in a stable range in water bodies. With rapid urban development, more and more acidic pollutants flow to watersheds with runoff and drop alkalinity to a very low level and ultimately degrade the water environment. Cementitious porous pavement is an effective tool for stormwater acidic neutralization. When stormwater ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Nanofiltration performance of lead solutions: effects of solution pH and ionic strength

    Nanofiltration performance (i.e. rejection and flux decline) of lead solutions was investigated using a dead-end test cell at room temperature. An aromatic polyamide NF-90 membrane was chosen to determine the impacts of solution chemistry. The experimental results revealed that solution flux decline was dependent on solution pH, ionic strength, and type of lead solutions. Solution flux conducted ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Leach Tests on Lime-Treated Clays

    This paper describes the design, use, and results of a multiple leach-cell operation to test the changes in permeability and calcium removal of a lime-treated expansive clay under continuous water leaching. Seventy laboratory-prepared lime-treated clay specimens were subjected to continuous accelerated leaching for periods of 45 and 90 days with varying lime contents and compactive moisture ...


    By ASTM International

  • Innovations in Bench Testing of Waste waters

    Wastewater management in developing countries throughout the world is in a state of crisis. It is estimated that 2.6 billion people worldwide live without adequate sanitation. Resources are scarce, previous management systems have failed, and traditional techniques and solutions are not immediate enough, too expensive, or simply inefficient. Discussion with regards to OI Analytics Instrumentation ...


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