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Is Acidic Water Bad For You?

It is not recommended to drink acidic water because of the high concentration of heavy metals and potentially dangerous health effects such as tooth decay and bone loss. Water that has a low pH can also damage your plumbing system, leaching metals into your water supply.  To determine if water is acidic, alkaline, or neutral,

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What Makes Water Acidic?

Carbon dioxide is the most common cause of acidic water, however, anthropogenic (human-induced) pollution which causes acid rain, can also make the water acidic.  When water becomes acidic, it is very corrosive, and when water becomes corrosive, it can damage plumbing systems, costing water industries millions of dollars in repair costs. Acidic water can also

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Types Of Float Switches

There are two types of float switches: stem-mounted float switches and cable-suspended switches. These float switches can be horizontal or vertical.  There are many ways of monitoring the amount of liquid in a tank. Pressure sensors give you high accuracy; ultrasonic sensors are contact-free but the simplicity and low cost of a float switch cannot

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Why Is Turbidity Important?

Turbidity is an important indicator of suspended sediments in water, the presence of pathogens, bacteria, and other contaminants, which can negatively affect aquatic life and water quality. Turbidity refers to the haziness or cloudiness of a liquid, such as water. These conditions are caused by suspended solids or tiny particles that are too small to

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What Is A Turbidity Sensor?

Turbidity sensors are a piece of equipment used to measure the cloudiness or haziness and the concentration of total dissolved/suspended solids of a solution.  A turbidity sensor is an analytical sensor that measures turbidity. They are highly useful and effective instruments to identify the clarity and particle content in a solution, like water. Turbidity sensors

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How Turbidity Is Measured

Turbidity in water is caused by colored material and particles that become suspended. Turbidity is often measured relative to water clarity using a Secchi disk, or directly with a turbidimeter or a handheld sensor.  Turbidity is a difficult parameter to measure, as it is an optical property of water. Measuring the turbidity of water tells

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How To Remove Ozone From Water

Ozone is removed from water in three ways: UV radiation, chemicals, and activated carbon. Ozone (O3) is a naturally occurring gas found in the earth’s atmosphere composed of three oxygen atoms joined together. Also, ozone is much more reactive than atmospheric oxygen (O2) as it contains an extra oxygen molecule. Ozone can also combine with

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Do Aquarium Plants Need Soil?

Live aquatic plants that absorb nutrients through their roots (root-feeders), require soil to grow and thrive in aquariums, these include ground cover plants, node propagators, and aquarium plants with bulbs.  Aquarium plants not only make a reef aquarium more beautiful, but they are also important in improving water quality (by removing carbon dioxide and supplying

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Does Algae Produce Oxygen?

Just like aquatic plants, algae also produce oxygen via photosynthesis. When algae undergo photosynthesis, oxygen is released into the atmosphere as a by-product of the process. This process typically occurs during the day when light exposure is at its greatest.  As Earth is only 29% terrestrial, and with a decline in our forests, it is

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Causes Of Low Dissolved Oxygen In Water

Dissolved oxygen refers to the amount of oxygen dissolved in water. When dissolved oxygen levels become too low, aquatic organisms cannot survive, and water quality is affected. The main causes of low dissolved oxygen in water are increases in temperature, decaying organic matter from aquatic plants and algae, and weather changes.  Dissolved oxygen (DO) is

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Is Acidic Water Bad For You?

It is not recommended to drink acidic water because of the high concentration of heavy metals and potentially dangerous health effects such as tooth decay …

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What Makes Water Acidic?

Carbon dioxide is the most common cause of acidic water, however, anthropogenic (human-induced) pollution which causes acid rain, can also make the water acidic.  When …

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Types Of Float Switches

There are two types of float switches: stem-mounted float switches and cable-suspended switches. These float switches can be horizontal or vertical.  There are many ways …

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Why Is Turbidity Important?

Turbidity is an important indicator of suspended sediments in water, the presence of pathogens, bacteria, and other contaminants, which can negatively affect aquatic life and …

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What Is A Turbidity Sensor?

Turbidity sensors are a piece of equipment used to measure the cloudiness or haziness and the concentration of total dissolved/suspended solids of a solution.  A …

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How Turbidity Is Measured

Turbidity in water is caused by colored material and particles that become suspended. Turbidity is often measured relative to water clarity using a Secchi disk, …

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