Definitions for "Alkalinity"
also more commonly called total alkalinity – A measure of the pH-buffering capacity of water. Also defined as the water's resistance to change in pH. Composed of the hydroxides, carbonates and bicarbonates in the water expressed in ppm or mg/L. One of the basic water tests necessary to determine water balance. The ideal range is from 60 to 140 ppm.
The quantitative capacity of a water or water solution to neutralize an acid. It is usually measured by titration with a standard acid solution of sulfuric acid, and expressed in terms of its calcium carbonate equivalent.
The capacity of a water to neutralize acids; a measure of the buffer capacity of a water. The major portion of alkalinity in natural waters is caused by (1) hydroxide, (2) carbonates, and (3) bicarbonates.
Determines the ability to maintain a constant pH in the pond; however, if the alkalinity is too low, the pH will drop to dangerous levels. Too high an alkalinity and the pH will also be high, making it more difficult to lower the alkaline levels. PH Control for Ponds
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Having the properties of a base with a pH of more than 7. A common alkaline is baking soda.
The quality which constitutes an alkali; alkaline property.
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A measurement of alkaline rated above 7 on the PH scale.
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pH values above 7
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the amount of base in a substance
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See Total Alkalinity