Reagent Bottle Sizes and Features
These bottles are available in a variety of sizes. Popular sizes are 50, 100, 250, 500, 1000 and 2000 ml. These bottles can be purchased individually or in packs. Usually, reagents are sold in 4 liter bottles. These are then put in the reagent bottles to make usage simpler.
These bottles have labels at the bottom. While there are various kinds of reagent bottles, it is common practice not to pour back used chemicals in the bottle. This might lead to contamination.
Using the Reagent Bottle to Boost Swimming Pool PH
While various reagent bottle sizes and types are used in labs, they can also be used in other ways. To increase the pH level, a reagent bottle will be needed along with a DPD test kit and a pH boosting product like sodium hydroxide or sodium carbonate.
How to Collect the Sample
The pool water sample has to be taken 18” deep below the water surface. Make certain the sample is far from return inlets. Otherwise the results will be false. Turn the test chamber bottom side up and immerse in the water. When 18” down, turn it back up to get the sample.
About the Sample Volume
This has to correspond to the volume stated in the instructions. The downward curve bottom has to be on the line. To examine the pH level, add 5 drops of R-0014.
Whatever the reagent bottle size used, ensure you hold the bottle vertical. This makes certain the drop size used is correct. Next, cap the chamber with the proper cap. To mix, invert it several times.
How to Read the Sample Correctly
To read properly, make certain the chamber is at eye level. It should also be set at a white background. Do not hold the chamber oriented to the clear sky. Take note of the reading so you will know when the level is changing. When adding the chemical from the reagent bottle, keep in mind the industry pH standards are 7.4 – 7.6.
How to Increase the PH
Always read the product instructions so you know the exact procedure. Usually, either of these two methods will be used. In broadcasting, you throw the chemical on the pool surface.
The chemicals will sink in and get into the filter. In dilution, the chemical is placed in a container of water. It is mixed and then added to the pool.
Whichever method is used, let the chemicals swirl in the pool for at least half an hour (an hour recommended). Now test the water again. If necessary, repeat the process and add more from the reagent bottle if needed. You just have to follow the same procedures.
The reagent bottle size you use will depend on what you are going to do. Among scientists and researchers, the custom is to have many bottles where they can put different chemicals.