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11 05, 2017

Measuring Soil pH for Plants and Gardens

By |Food & Beverage, pH|

Soil content and quality is a key factor of crop health. Physically, soil material and density affects water infiltration and retention. Chemically, pH of soil affects nutrient availability and uptake. Biologically, enzyme content and bacterial content relate to the ability of soil to recycle nutrients and resist disturbance. While some soil characteristics are permanent qualities [...]

25 04, 2017

How pH Monitoring Can Improve Print and Color Quality of Water-Based Ink

By |pH, Products|

Water based inks for printing have gained traction as an environmentally friendly alternative printing ink. Instead of emitting volatilized chemical solvents, water evaporates from ink leaving behind pigments. Use of water-based inks has been limited due to compatibility with substrate materials, but they are successfully used in a number of applications including printing on paper, [...]

4 04, 2017

Monitoring ORP Plays a Role in Pest Control for Specialty Crop Systems

By |Agriculture and Farming, ORP|

Sensorex ORP sensors have been adopted by a group of researchers at the University of California at Santa Cruz to develop a solution that eliminates the need for toxic chemicals during strawberry production. Over the last decade, Sensorex ORP sensors have monitored oxidation reduction potential, a key soil parameter, in a series of field and [...]

9 03, 2017

Choosing an Industrial pH Sensor

By |pH, Products, Water Measurement Tips & Tricks|

How do you know which industrial pH sensor is the perfect choice for your application? The different number of industrial combination pH sensors out there can be overwhelming. Before making an industrial pH sensor purchase, it is crucial to have a better understanding of your application and the conditions the sensor will be enduring while [...]

16 02, 2017

Water Reuse for Papermaking White Water

By |pH, Pulp and Paper|

In the papermaking process, 99% of water is removed from paper pulp slurry to reveal the 1% of material that comprises paper. As such, the process is extremely water intensive; however, there is a large potential for water reuse. Maximizing reuse of the waste water—termed white water—serves both economical and environmental bottom lines. With only [...]

19 01, 2017

Pasteurized Equivalent Water using UV Disinfection

By |Agriculture and Farming|

Cow Water Processing Ultraviolet disinfection is permitted within milk production facilities and stipulations are provided by the FDA under the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO). One of the ways in which UV may be used in the dairy industry is in the creation of pasteurized equivalent water. The pasteurized product water reduces water consumption from [...]

16 12, 2016

Chlorine for Wastewater Treatment

By |Industrial Wastewater, Municipal Wastewater|

Chlorine for Wastewater Treatment The use of chlorine for water treatment has a long history since its first use in Jersey City in 1908. Despite the use of chlorine globally to produce safe drinking water, chlorination is not a simple process, especially considering that chlorine itself is toxic. More recently, we take great care [...]

17 11, 2016

Combining Oxidation and UV Disinfection to Improve Water Treatment Efficiency

By |Drinking Water, Food & Beverage, Industrial Wastewater, Municipal Wastewater, Water Measurement Tips & Tricks|

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 [...]

3 11, 2016

How to Monitor pH for a Denim Manufacturing Process

By |Industrial Water Treatment|

Origins of Blue Jeans and the Denim Manufacturing Process Two things made denim blue jeans revolutionary when they were invented by Jacob Davis and Levi Strauss in 1873. First, they were made from a sturdy material, denim, which Davis bought from Strauss. Second, Davis used a metal rivet at the points where pants most often [...]

19 10, 2016

A Smart Alternative to Benchtop pH Meters for Education

By |pH|

Teaching pH in Schools and Colleges Chemistry is an important subject taught at schools, colleges and universities all around the world. One component of chemistry that is vitally important is pH — one of the key properties of any substance, which has widespread implications in industrial, pharmaceutical, and other commercial applications, such as food [...]