alkalinity


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al·ka·lin·i·ty

 (ăl′kə-lĭn′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. al·ka·lin·i·ties
The alkali concentration or alkaline quality of an alkali-containing substance.
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alkalinity

(ˌælkəˈlɪnɪtɪ)
n
1. (Chemistry) the quality or state of being alkaline
2. (Chemistry) the amount of alkali or base in a solution, often expressed in terms of pH
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Noun1.alkalinity - pH values above 7
pH, pH scale - (from potential of Hydrogen) the logarithm of the reciprocal of hydrogen-ion concentration in gram atoms per liter; provides a measure on a scale from 0 to 14 of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution (where 7 is neutral and greater than 7 is more basic and less than 7 is more acidic);
acidity - pH values below 7
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Translations

alkalinity

[ˌælkəˈlɪnɪtɪ] Nalcalinidad f
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alkalinity

[ælkəˈlɪnɪti] nalcalinité f
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alkalinity

nAlkalität f
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Critical water parameters that need to be controlled include temperature as well as proper levels of calcium, alkalinity, salinity, pH, magnesium, phosphate and ammonia.
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Be sure to balance your sanitizer level, pH, alkalinity, and calcium hardness levels to their recommended ranges so the pool is clean and clear come May of next year.
The alkalinity of water refers to its capacity to neutralize acid, or rather, its ability to resist changes in pH that would make water more acidic.
Simply put, the acidity or alkalinity of one's blood has a great impact on the health.
Born on January 9, 1868, this Danish chemist got famous for the introduction of the concept of pH, a scale for measuring acidity and alkalinity of a substance.
Human activities are causing the amount of salt in rivers and streams across North America to increase, and the increased salinity is also leading to a rise in the alkalinity of these waterways, according to a study published Monday.
Inoculum addition also contributed to the increase of bicarbonate alkalinity (BA) in the FW, which increased from 120 to 34,945 mg CaC[O.sub.3] [L.sup.-1] (AIS + FW) and 180,981 mg CaC[O.sub.3] [L.sup.-1] (AIS + FW + b), leading to values above the minimum range recommended by Souza (1984), who indicate ideal values of bicarbonate alkalinity between 2,500 and 5,000 mg CaC[O.sub.3] [L.sup.-1], sufficient to provide a good buffering power to the digestion medium.
In processes involving biochemical reactions, a limited pH range keeps such reactions at normal pace, whereas too much acidity or alkalinity could slow down or stop chemical reactions.
It concluded that the pH value end up with alkalinity in degradation process but initially it was acidic.
* This chapter deals about the characterstics of various parameters such a PH, turbidity, alkalinity, electrical conductivity, calcuim, BOD, COD, magnesium, sodium, nitrate, and ammonia, phosphate and etc.,,