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What is Blastocystis Hominis?

This is a single celled parasite that infects the gastrointestinal tracts of humans, animals, birds rodents, reptiles, amphibians, fish and cockroaches. The most frequent symptoms are abdominal pain, constipation and diarrhea.   It was originally thought to be protozoan but is now classified as a stramenopiles.  Other stramenopiles include brown algae, mildew and diatoms. They all …

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What are megohms?

Megohms is a unit of measurement just like metres is a unit of measurement. 1 Megohm is equivalent to 1,000,000 Ohms and is used to measure the electrical resistance or the ability of water to conduct electricity. The more pure, water is, the greater the Megohms and the lower the ability of the water to …

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Is Alkaline Water Healthy to Drink/ Is Alkaline Water Good for you/ Is Alkaline Water Bad for you/ Is Alkaline Water Healthier?

As many know the stomach is highly acidic in order to digest the food we eat. The stomach pH value is maintained at around 4. If we eat and drink alkaline food and water, the pH value inside the stomach goes up. When this happens a feedback mechanism in the stomach detects this causing the …

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What is Ballast?

These are an electronic device that regulate the flow of current through a Ultra Violet (UV) lamp.

What is Butterfly valve?

This is a type of isolating valve containing a circular disc inside a pipe.  It is normally used in large diameter pipes and often geared to make it easier to open and close.

What is Anthracite?

This is a form or type of activated carbon. Anthracite is a hard, compact variety of mineral coal that is graded to size and quality and used in commercial water filters due to its very high carbon content and low impurities. High grade and ultra high grade anthracite are generally only used in water filtration.

What is Boron?

Boron is a non-metallic element found in the ground and many food products.  It is used in glass manufacture, cleaners, antiseptics, flame retardants, fertilizers, algaecides, insecticides and herbicides.  The concentration of boron in drinking water can be reduced by activated carbon or lime softening.  High doses of boron are poisonous to humans leading to gastro-intestinal …

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What is Zeolite?

Zeolite is a naturally occurring aluminosiliate mineral used in the water industry for filtration and ion exchange. It can also be synthetically produced. It is a more efficient media than sand for the filtration of water and is very effective for ion exchange, ion removal and water softening. Like standard ion exchange resin, once its …

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What is an Anode?

An electrode, rod or pole through which a low voltage electric current flows.  This low voltage causes a process called electrolysis whereby salts in the water collect on the electrode or the electrode erodes by oxidation.

What is Arsenic?

A naturally occurring element that forms a number of poisonous compounds.  Organic arsenic is less harmful than inorganic.  Inorganic arsenic compounds are mainly used to preserve wood, insecticides, pesticides and weed killers.  Pentavalent arsenic is generally the most common form found in surface waters while the trivalent form is found mainly in ground waters and …

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What is Calcite?

Calcite is a crystalline calcium carbonate found in marble and other limestone. It is processed, graded to size and quality and used in specialised water filters, re-mineralisers & Pi-filters to raise the pH of the water.

What are Ball valves?

These are a type of isolating valve containing a circular ball with a hole through it.  They are turned 90° or ¼ turn to open or close.

What is Algae?

These are simple tiny plants or seaweed that grow and multiply if nutrients are present and chlorine or sanitizer levels are low.  Most algae are invisible except in millions.  In sunlight they convert carbon dioxide into oxygen by photosynthesis.  They are larger than bacteria and viruses but generally smaller than 5 microns and vary in …

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What is Alum?

Alum or Aluminium Sulphate is a flocculant product used in water treatment to coagulate (bind together) colloidal very fine dirt particles and other organic materials so they fall to the bottom of a tank where they can be removed.  This process then leaves the water clear.  Alum is also used to remove phosphorus from water. …

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What is Ammonia?

This is a colourless gas with a sharp offensive odour.  It can be manmade or produced naturally and dissolves easily in water.  It is made up of 1 nitrogen and 3 hydrogen atoms and is very alkaline in water based solutions.  It is found in many household cleaners and chloramines; now used extensively in town …

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What is Alkalinity?

This is the sum of all alkaline chemicals in the water.  A measurement of all carbonates, bicarbonates, hydroxides and other alkaline substances.  It is closely related to pH and known as the buffering capacity of the water. A low alkalinity can cause the pH of the water to fluctuate widely and rapidly with small additions …

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What is Ambient Temperature?

This is the current or average air temperature in the room/location or environment. This is usually 18°C to 28°C.

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