pH in borehole water at 25 degC
≥ 5 and ≤ 9.7
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The pH in borehole water.
- The water pH is one of the most common water quality tests performed.
- The pH indicates the sample's acidity but is actually a measurement of the potential activity of hydrogen ions (H+) in the water sample.
- The pH measurements run on a scale from 0 to 14, with 7.0 considered neutral.
- Solutions with a pH below 7.0 are considered acids.
What is pH?
- The pH is a determined value based on a defined scale.
- That is similar to temperature.
- This means that the pH of water is not a physical parameter that can be measured as a concentration or in a quantity.
- The measurement is a figure between 0 and 14.
- This defining how acidic or basic a body of water is along the logarithmic scale.
- The lower the number, the more acidic the water actually is.
- The higher the number, the more basic it is.
- Water with a water pH of 7 is considered neutral.
- On the logarithmic scale it means that each number below 7 is 10 times more acidic than the previous number when counting down.
- When counting up above 7, each number is 10 times more basic than the previous number.
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pH Value of borehole water.
- The degree of the acidity or the alkalinity of a solution like borehole water is measured on a scale (“pH-scale”) of 0 to 14.
- The midpoint of 7.0 on the pH scale represents neutrality.
- A neutral solution is neither acid nor alkaline.
- Values below 7.0 indicate acidity.
- Values above 7.0 indicate alkalinity.
- PH value is very important for water treatment systems.
- When the pH of the water is low it will cause corrosion on water systems and pipelines.
- If the water pH is high it will cause scaling on the membrane and lower the efficiency of the membrane.
Dissolved carbon dioxide in borehole water.
- Dissolved carbon dioxide in water increases as the pH value of the borehole water.
- The Reverse Osmosis membrane cannot filter out dissolved CO2; it can eliminate the alkalinity in the water.
- Therefore the pH value of the water that flow through is higher than the feed water and the pH value of the concentrate or waste water is higher.
- The pH of water indicates whether water is acidic or alkaline.
- A pH = 7 is neutral, while values < 7 is progressively more acidic and values > 7 is progressively more alkaline.
- The pH of water does not have direct consequences except at extremes.
- It largely determines the solubility and availability of many plant nutrients and potentially toxic ions.
- Soil is much more strongly buffered against changes in pH than is water.
- Except in extreme conditions irrigation water will cause soil pH to change slowly with time and does not present a problem in itself over the short term.
- Extreme pH conditions in irrigation water can be corrosive or scale-forming to some of the components used in irrigation equipment.