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SDI test kits
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SDI test kits: what are they and how do they work?

What is SDI? Silt Density Index (SDI) is a measure to assess the fouling in water purification systems from Suspended solids and colloidal materials. When it comes to reverse osmosis membranes, suspended solids within the water can cause problems. Then these levels get high, it can cause fouling of the membrane. This will lead to: Increased cost for maintenance Reduced lifetime In...
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How does soil pH affect plant growth? How can I measure soil pH?

The pH or acidity of the soil can be a key factor in ensuring strong and healthy plant growth. While it is true that specific plants vary in the soil pH they prefer, there are some factors which are affected by soil pH universally across all plants. We have taken a look at how soil pH affects plant growth and how you can test soil pH levels. [caption id="attachment_10319" align="alignc...
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How can I test my water is suitable for beer brewing?

The quality of water used has a huge effect on the quality of the beer produced. Several different parameters are key when brewing, all of which have different effects on the final product. For example Sulphate brings out the bitterness in hops, Chloride  can enhance the flavour in low concentrations, but can give a medical taste in high amounts, and Calcium lowers the pH which contribute...

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Can I expand my Checkit Test kit to measure other parameters?

Q: I already have a Checkit Test kit and now I want to expand it to measure another parameter - what's the best way to do this? A: The Lovibond Checkit Test kits can easily be expanded to cover new parameters with a Testpak Testpak add-on packs let you test a new parameter without purchasing a whole new kit - they just include the disc, reagents, cells and instructions for the new paramet...

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Testing for Nitrates in water what are the options?

Nitrate is a naturally occurring substance in the environment and is commonly found in most water sources, it is usually only a cause for concern in areas where water supplies can be affected by farm runs offs and agriculture, its use as a fertiliser can cause increased levels in water supplies The UK safe limit for nitrates in Drinking water is 50mg/l as described in the current advice on Nit...

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