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Re: POtassium carbonate (was APD V4 #340

Hello Wayne,

YES, it will!



> Date: Sun, 11 Jun 2000 14:09:48 -0400
> From: "Wayne Jones" <waj at mnsi_net>
> Subject: Re: Potassium carbonate
> Roger Miller wrote:
> Probably a worse idea than using potassium bicarbonate.  Both provide
> about 14 mg K per degree of buffer capacity, but potassium carbonate is a
> fairly strong base and it might put your pH through the roof.  You should
> be able to correct that with added CO2, but it's a problem that you don't
> have to deal with (at least not to the same degree) if you use potassium
> bicarbonate.
> I wonder:
> Probably a stupid question but I gotta ask. Will the CO2 disolved in a
> solution of potassium carbonate react to form potassium bicarbonate? I think
> I read somewhere that some water utilities use calcium carbonate and CO2 to
> control the pH of tap water.
> Wayne