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Re: [APD] Lime query

On 9/18/2011 1:15 AM, Stuart Halliday wrote:
So I guess Potassium carbonate would do the same to form Potassium
bicarbonate and increases the pH?
I understand people use this chemical to add KH (and K) to their water.

Exactly. If you wanted to raise the pH without increasing the hardness, you could use KOH (potassium hydroxide). The OH ions would associate with the H+ ions to form H2O and leave only the K+ ions floating around.
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