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Questions tagged [water-treatment]

Questions about any process which makes water more acceptable for an end use.

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How much ascorbate to neutralize one liter of chlorinated tap water?

In Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, tap water is chlorinated. In an Internet forum, someone claims that in 2008 the water had a chlorine concentration of 0,5 - 1mg/l. On the official site of Emalsa, the ...
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What are the mechanisms for capture of As(III) and As(V) by magnetite from water?

Magnetite, $\ce{Fe3O4}$ is able to capture $\ce{As(III)}$ and $\ce{As(V)}$ from drinking water through the following mechanisms. Bidentate-binuclear complex Monodentate-binuclear complex (both from ...
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Does water really 'go bad' after a couple of days?

Among my friends it is a sort of 'common wisdom' that you should throw away water after a couple of days if it was taken from the tap and stored in a bottle outside the fridge, because it has 'gone ...
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Test for chlorine and chloramine in city water supply

I am looking to install a water filter system and I wanted to test the water for free and total chlorine. I understand from the city water report that it uses chloramine and NO chlorine (test report)...
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What chemicals are in tap water that gives it a slightly basic pH level

In chemistry, we recently did a lab where we observed the different ways of reading pH of several different substances. We used things such as red cabbage juice, litmus paper, pH paper and a pH probe. ...