Category Archives: Test Strips

Test strips are available for measuring pH, peroxide, chlorine, quat-QAC, sulfites, phosphates, nitrates, humidity & more.

Can 10ppm of Sulfite & Quat Really Mean Zero?

Can 10ppm Really Be Zero?

Test strips make fairly accurate measurements of pH levels, concentrations of sanitizers such as chlorine & hydrogen peroxide or the amount of Vitamin C in juice. The common factor in all these is that the measurement is made on a bulk solution. In other words, the liquid in question occupies some volume of a test tube, bottle or bucket.

Several of these strips have been repurposed for detecting residual levels of quat sanitizers & sulfite preservatives on the surfaces of things. Unfortunately, this has lead a misinterpretation of government regulations by so called experts who are either training or inspecting commercial food operations.
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Chlorine Bleach Disinfectant
An Old Chemical for New Bugs

Chlorine Bleach Disinfectant Test Strips

Chlorine bleach (sodium hypochlorite) has long been used to remove stains, treat drinking water & disinfect food preparation materials. Many other chemicals are now being used for sanitizing & disinfection but chlorine bleach is cheap, readily available & has found new life as a potent agent against dangerous bugs including viruses such as Ebola & bacteria such as MRSA (methicillin resistant Staphylococcus) & VRE (vancomicin resistant Enterococcus).
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Leak Detection: Water, Ammonia, H2S

Leak detection may trigger thoughts of NSA Internet snooping or community swimming pools but this blog is devoted to the earth needs of homeowners or safety & product quality assurance departments who discover water & other leaks & need to find & fix them.

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