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An important step in wastewater treatment is neutralization. The neutralization process includes the reagent delivery system, the mixing equipment, the reaction and equalization tanks, and the associated controls. In general, a single stirred-reaction vessel can neutralize influents between 4 and 10 pH. If the influent pH varies from 2 to 12 pH, one stirred and one attenuation tanks are needed. If the influent pH drops below 2 or rises above 12 pH, two stirred and one attenuation tanks are needed. Section 7.41 describes these aspects of the overall pH control system. This section discusses only pH measurement probes.
The measurement of pH covers a wide range of dilute acid and base concentrations (see Figure 7.7.3). For strong acids and bases, these measurements can track changes from one to one millionth percent. Thus, pH is a sensitive indicator of deficient and excess acid and base reactant concentrations for chemical reactors and scrubbers. For example, a few millionths of a percent of excess of sodium hydroxide (a strong base) is needed for chlorine destruction with sodium bisulfite. pH measurement can reduce the addition of sodium hydroxide to a minimum and still ensure complete use of sodium bisulfite.
Biological reactors use acids and bases to supply food or neutralize the waste products of organisms. Cells are
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