Regulating pH is an important part of water treatment that helps prevent pipeline corrosion and maintains safe drinking water conditions. Measurements of pH range between 0 and 14 and represent the concentration of free hydrogen ions present in a solution. The pH values of acids are below 7 and those of bases are above. Pure water is neutral and has a pH of exactly 7.
Potable water is required to have a pH between 6.5 and 9.5. Water that is too acidic can corrode pipelines and leach metals like lead that are unsuitable for human consumption. Conversely, as the basicity of water is increased, it is more likely to contain precipitates of carbonates and hydroxides and contribute to scale build-up.
Correction of pH may also be necessary throughout the water treatment process to create optimal conditions for other treatment methods such as coagulation.
We offer products that help regulate pH and ensure compliance with stringent drinking water regulations.