Dear Home-Ec 101,So I found your article looking for some ideas for handling our tough water problems here in Florida. I’m in college for biomed design so i appreciated the explanations you gave. I have a question and also thought through your background you might know the answer, or know which direction to suggest me in.

My question is, what would the best profile that the water be pH, hardiness, complete alkalinity or buffering, etc…? I would assume a pretty neutral pH and low together I could get hardness concentrations, yet in my experiments through a full bathtub and mixed water, soap and also softening agent’s, ns seem to always be trading one best at the cost of another. Borax and also washing soda soften the water great, however I do notification the pH rises nice high.


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Vinegar brings the pH down, yet at that point laundry has turned into a chem lab. I’d welcome any type of advise or insight on the chemistry that would or wouldn’t it is in beneficial.Signed,Al Kaline

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References:

http://chemcollective.org/activities/tutorials/buffers/buffers3http://www1.lsbu.ac.uk/water/enztech/detergent.htmlhttp://www.americanborate.com/all-about-borates/borate-applications/borates-in-detergents/

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