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Category Archives: Water Facts

The proper way to treat Arsenic in Drinking Water

The proper Way to remove Arsenic from Drinking Water In one of our prior newsletters we have provided information on Arsenic (see article published on our web page) in general. Since we feel there are still some misconceptions about the proper treatment of arsenic, we would like to take this space to explain some crucial […]


Facts: Sampling Water Properly

There is a large variety of different containers and bottles for sampling water and other substances available and the laboratories do have their distinct requirements along those lines. Amber Glass, Teflon Lined, No Head-Space, Clear Glass (Jar) and Plastic Bottle are just a few and they all serve a very specific purpose. For the evaluation […]


Facts: Aluminum and Drinking Water

Aluminum makes up about 8% of our earth’s surface. Aluminum has numerous areas of applications in the construction industry because of its very beneficial weight-to-strengths-ratio. Unfortunately there are many negative side effects as well, especially when ingested. Aluminum is very hard to get rid of, once it is in our bodies. The good news is […]


Facts: Uranium and Drinking Water

A pretty unspectacular way of looking at uranium is to display it as a radioactive metallic element, existing in anionic complexes, found naturally only in combination with other substances, with U-238 being the most common form. But that is boring, is it not? Uranium has a fascinating history and here are some interesting things about […]


Facts: pH and Alkalinity Part 1

Historically pH is an abbreviation from Latin language and stands for “potentia hydrogenii” (those who had Latin at school might remember the double “i” referring to the genitive of the neutral gender – gee I am getting old, this is over 30 years ago now?) and could be translated as the power of hydrogen. Over […]