Why Measuring Conductivity in Water is Important for all Applications

Fork in a toaster. Electronics near a bathtub. A lightning strike near water. Do you recall being weary around these specific scenarios? At this point, it is common knowledge that these actions are unacceptable with the consequence of being electrocuted. This is due to the mediums (metal fork, water) having the ability to conduct electricity,

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How to Remove Chlorine and Chloramine from Water

Most people are very familiar with their home water taste. So familiar that they cannot taste it and only notice the difference in other water sources. Descriptions like “irony” or “chemically” or “smelly” often get thrown around in water taste tests. Thankfully, most homes are very lucky to have clean water flow directly to them,

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How To Add Muriatic Acid to a Pool Safely

Muriatic acid has become an increasingly popular approach to maintain proper pH levels in swimming pools. Why? Because it is relatively inexpensive compared to other chemicals (running at about ten dollars per gallon depending on your favorite home supply store). Muriatic acid is truly hydrochloric acid (HCl) but a less pure and diluted version of

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The 6 Basic Hydroponic Systems – Which One To Use?

Hydroponic gardening raises a big question, is soil necessary? The Hanging Gardens of Babylon made quite a name for themselves by utilizing hydroponics. Anyways, most plant lovers look primarily to plants for growth, low effort, and/or a pleasing aesthetic. Soil can increase this effort and it is common to overlook the importance of soil, and

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How To Calibrate a pH Meter Without Solution

pH probes, or pH meters, are very useful tools in quickly identifying the pH of a sample. This statement often overlooks how to calibrate a pH meter, since a pH meter without calibration is practically useless. But what if typical calibration techniques and solutions are not available? This post will analyze how to calibrate a

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How to Measure the pH of Soil

Whether you have three green thumbs or cannot keep a succulent alive, plants need more than proper sunlight and water. The soil plays a large role in the health and wellness of a plant. Ensuring a proper soil pH will allow plants to thrive to their highest potential. In other words, this article will show

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ph Probe Calibration Explained

Nobody likes opening a new gadget and having no idea how to use it. One step often overlooked in pH testing is pH probe calibration. Thankfully, that lost feeling will not be the case upon opening your pH probe for sample testing. This article will walk you through the pH probe calibration process so you

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7 Types of pH Sensors For Different Applications

In a world of endless consumer choice, it becomes increasingly more difficult to find exactly the right tool for the job. Even measuring the pH of water brings up a head scratching question of “where do I start?” A quick Google search returns many solutions from pH test strips to advanced sensor systems, maybe erring

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Understanding a Water pH Test Kit

Water surrounds us constantly in our day-to-day activities. But beyond the normal flow of consuming, bathing, and nature, we often overlook the quality of this liquid life. It drives everything we do from athletics to making a morning cup of joe. We just expect high-quality water, never thinking twice about it. However, from an environmental

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