How much do you know about pH sensors?
How do pH sensors work?
pH sensors monitor pH levels by measuring the activity of hydrogen ions. The activity is compared to pure water, a neutral solution, using a pH scale of 0 to 14 to determine acidity or alkalinity.
pH of water
The pH (acidic or basic) of a solution is an important indicator of water quality. Water with more free hydrogen is acidic, while water with more free hydroxide ions is alkaline. A pH scale of 0 to 14 indicates whether the water is acidic or alkaline, with pure water at 7. When the pH is below 7, the water becomes more acidic. However, if the number rises above 7, it becomes more alkaline or alkaline.
pH is affected by chemicals in the water, so pH is an important indicator of chemical changes in the water. For example, water with a pH of 5 is 10 times more acidic than water with a pH of 6. When we drink liquids that are too acidic or too alkaline, it disrupts the balance of the body, leading to the growth of bacteria, viruses, fungi, etc.
Where are pH sensors used?
pH sensors are used in many industries including chemicals, water and wastewater, and agriculture and forestry. The sensor used depends on the application. pH sensors are often used in urban environments with hydrothermal activity, meaning that in environments associated with activities involving hot water, pH values can indicate changes in volcanic disturbances.
How Monitoring pH Can Help Protect Water Quality
Using pH sensors in water quality management helps to understand water quality, detect changes and react quickly. When pH issues are noticed, we can understand what is causing them. From manufacturing purposes to farming, a good monitoring system can yield many benefits such as:
*Reduce water waste
*Meets sustainability requirements
*Maintain a healthy environment
*Reduce the use of hazardous chemicals
In everyday life, poor water quality can lead to serious health problems. Therefore, pH sensors play a vital role in water quality and water treatment. Water can be dangerous when the pH of a body of water becomes too high or too low.