How to use and source Water testing kits

Have you ever needed to test the hardness of your water but weren’t sure how? What about testing a solution to see if there is water in it when it should not be? If you are looking for water testing kits look no more!  Level 7 Chemical has you covered with two of their most popular water testing kits. Below you will learn about the Waterfinder test kit and the Water Hardness test kit.  

Water Hardness Test Kit

A basic definition of water hardness is the amount of dissolved calcium and magnesium in the water. Hard water is high in dissolved minerals, largely calcium and magnesium. You may have even noticed the effects of hard water before!  It can leave a feeling of film on your hands when you have washed them and are trying to rinse them off or you may have noticed a cloudy haze on your glasses when you pull them out of the dishwasher.  Hard water isn’t dangerous, but it can reduce the life of equipment, raise the costs of heating the water, lower the efficiency of electric water heaters, and clog pipes.

Not only is this something you wouldn’t want in your home, but it is also something that needs to be monitored in an industrial setting. In most cases almost every manufactured product uses water during some part of the production process. This can include water used for such purposes as fabricating, processing, washing, diluting, cooling, or transporting a product; incorporating water into a product; or for sanitation needs within the facility. 

The Hydrion Water Hardness Test Kit is a quick and easy way to check the hardness of your water.  It is packed with two rolls of test papers and two specially calibrated color charts. One roll measures between 0-20 grains per gallon of calcium carbonate. The second roll measures from 10-50 grains per gallon of calcium carbonate.

The color chart has color matches at 0-5-10-20 grains per gallon. A reading of 5 grains per gallon indicates moderately hard water. The second roll of test paper has color chart matches at 10-20-30-50 grains per gallon and is used for testing known hard water sources.

Water Finder Test Kit

Hydrion Water Finding Test Paper accurately detects the presence of water in any non-polar solvent or on any surface and is especially useful for detecting the presence of water in gasoline. What is a non-polar solvent? A non-polar solvent are liquids or solvents that do not have a dipole moment. As a result, the liquids or solvents are missing any partial positive or negative charges.

Basically, they have small differences in electronegativity. Some examples of non-polar solvents are alkanes (pentane, hexane, and heptane) and aromatics (benzene, toluene, and xylene). Other common nonpolar solvents include acetic acid, chloroform, diethyl ether, ethyl acetate, methylene chloride, and pyridine. Since water is polar it will not mix with a non-polar solvent. 

When using the water finder test kit you will simply tear off a small strip of the test paper, and either dip it into the test solution or place in contact with the surface to be tested. In the presence of water, the paper turns bright lavender.

No matter what you need when it comes to testing Level 7 Chemical has you covered with quality products!  Check out more of their pH papers and variety of kits here!

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