Control of Alkalinity and pH changes require the use of acid and caustic chemicals to maintain water quality standards. Alkalinity and pH changes are one of the most significant issues with poorly managed and improperly treated industrial and agricultural waste. Our Alkalinity control and caustic chemicals allow you to easily comply with quality standards in situations that require implementing chemical stability and neutralization of bases and acids. These customized and cost-effective water pH solutions and specialty pond chemicals keep you compliant with environmental regulations while keeping your operation running efficiently.
Water pH measures the amount of hydrogen (acid) ions in the water, whereas water alkalinity is a measure of the carbonate and bicarbonate levels in water. ChemREADY’s versatile Alkalinity Control chemicals and pond chemicals make it easy for any operation to build and maintain an efficient pH control system and resist changes. We offer numerous products to adjust the acidity of streams and retention ponds and increase the basicity of treated water. Our pH control chemicals come in various strengths and sizes – so the precise solution you need is always available. Industries that would most benefit by use: Water Treatment, Coal, Utilities, Oil/Gas, Aggregate, Commercial/Industrial, and Steel.
pH is the measurement of how basic or acidic something is. In order to control alkalinity, you must control the pH in order to resist changes that can occur. pH actually stands for Potential Hydrogen and is a measurement of the activity of the hydrogen ion. The typical pH range is 0-14 but actual pH levels can exceed these theoretical limits. pH adjustment alters the pH or Potential Hydrogen by adding a pH reagent such as using acid to drive pH downward or using a caustic or other alkaline substance to drive pH upward. Sulfuric acid and sodium hydroxide (caustic) are most commonly used. Caution must be used for alkalinity control applications as an exothermic reaction will occur generating heat. The more severe the application the more heat generated. For example; pH adjusting tap water will create very little heat and is a non-issue. Neutralizing solutions with a high percentage acidic or bases can generate significant heat and therefore must be considered in design and materials.