Safety

SDS Sheets: Available upon request on all chemicals used in this process.

PPE: The following should be worn by all lab personnel during brine washing:

  • Splash goggle
  • Lab coat
  • Gloves

Preparation

Required Materials/Media:

  • Carbon Chemistry Sodium Bicarbonate
  • Citric Acid
  • Distilled Water
  • Salt
  • pH Meter/Test Strips
  • Stirrer

Procedure

  1. Prepare 60 parts saline (1-5% Salt to distilled water)
  2. Separate saline into 3 equal volumes
  3. Use citric acid to bring the pH of one volume of saline to pH 4
  4. Use sodium bicarbonate to bring the pH of one volume of saline to pH 8
  5. Add pH 4 saline to reactor
  6. Mix for 10 minutes
  7. Drain saline
  8. Repeat steps 7-9 with pH 8 saline
  9. Repeat steps 7-9 with remaining neutral pH saline