General pH

In theory, pH control is no big deal. You just balance your process chemistry or throw in some chemical, and your problem goes away. Nice thought. In reality, pH control GenpHsm has occasionally been known to border on being a black science. Really competent scientists have written thick text books on pH chemistry. Others have written books on process control and the mechanics of equipment systems. That’s all great, but what does that do for you toward solving your particular pH problem? Not much. What you need is someone with experience who has some common sense, and who will practically and economically address the peculiarities of your situation. That’s what we do.

We’ve done hundreds of pH systems, and have a couple of observations to share. For one, each and every pH control system is unique.For another, hydraulics are not fair. The information given here includes Basic pH System Questions, pH System Design Information, pH System Design Basics, pH Equipment, pH and Flow Proportional Treatment, An Example of pH Science and Choosing a Chemical. Since this is an ongoing process, I’m sure other topics will come up as well.

pH is a measure of hydrogen ion activity in a solution. That matters because hydrogen is what we use to gauge the acidity or alkalinity of that solution. And that matters because pH is one of the most common measurements used to determine a given water’s positive compatibility with life–both for us and the impact of the water we produce upon the world that supports us. A water’s pH is an important consideration for water softening, disinfection, corrosion control, chemical coagulation, industrial wastewater treatment, and water treatment in general.