November 28, 2012 : How to Use a pH Test Strip

How to Use a pH Test Strip

Knowing the proper pH level of a liquid can be critical to many fields, from public facilities such as pools and water parks, to private facilities, such as home breweries and aquarium enthusiasts. Knowing that you have the proper pH level can make all the difference in the world. Since a person can’t tell what a pH level is just by looking at a liquid, one of the best ways to test pH levels is to use a pH strip. In order to use a pH strip, take the following steps.

  • Remove the strip from its original packaging.
  • Submerge the reaction zone of the strip into the solution for 3-5 seconds or until color change ceases.
  • Continue the process by extracting the strip from the liquid being tested; be sure to wipe the strip along the edge of the unit in which the liquid is being held in order to remove excess liquid from the pH strip.
  • At this point, once the pH test strip has completed its color transformation, you will need to refer back to the packaging that your pH test strips came with in order to find out what the color of the strip corresponds to on the pH scale. The scale goes from 0 – 14, with 0 having the highest amount of acidic properties and 14 having the most base properties.

That’s all there is to it, remember that no matter what you need pH strips to test, Test Kit Central has a wide variety of options available to help you.