046 The One About Phosphate Testing


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046 The One About Phosphate Testing Episode 46: Show Notes If you have ever listened to my show, you know I am totally dependent on your suggestions on what I should be talking about. Today’s show is straight from the “Scaling UP! Mailbag!" You ask for it, so here it is… Phosphate… (Tap...Tap) Is this thing on? Yes, I said Phosphate. Believe it or not, questions around phosphate top my list of the most asked questions from the Scaling UP! Nation! So, who am I to argue. Phosphate it is... I have also taken this opportunity to play “Mythbuster” Scaling UP! Style. A few months ago, several blogs and listservs started talking about using a particular device used for digestion in phosphate testing. The device is called the SteriPen and it was developed for outdoor lovers to sterilize their drinking water. Many water treaters have found that it could be used as the ultra violet source in the phosphate digestion process (azole too.) The aforementioned post alluded that the SteriPens would not work for this purpose. Join me as I take the Nation! though how I explored these questions myself. You will hear how I take my own advice of, “Trust but verify” (I think Ronald Reagan said that) when you get water treatment opinions. I also get a little help from my friends (John Lennon said this one) by interviewing people that have been using the SteriPen and who developed the SteriPen. Key Points From This Episode:

  • Viewer Requested Show [0:00:35]
  • What Phosphate is? [0:01:00]
  • AWT Annual Convention [0:01:30]
  • Industrial Water Week [0:02:28]
  • Scaling Up! Nation Testimonials [0:04:27]
  • What are the different types of Phosphate? [0:07:15]
  • Building blocks of scale [0:11:26]
  • Testing Phosphate [0:12:34]
  • Kinds of tests for Phosphate [0:06:22]
  • SteriPen [0:22:23]
  • Techniques on testing [0:29:37]
  • Repeatability [0:33:05]
  • How SteriPen works? [0:38:01]
  • Batteries works with SteriPen [0:42:15]
  • Difference on SteriPens versions? [0:35:53]
  • And a lot more!

Tweetables: Take away on today's show: Keep your ears open, read everything you can about what you do on a regular basis. @traceblackmore #thetablegroup #scalinguph2o #scalingup #scalinguppodcast #phosphatetesting #theoneaboutphosphatetesting Trust me, every water treater out there has an opinion about how you do it, what you use. @traceblackmore #thetablegroup #scalinguph2o #scalingup #scalinguppodcast #phosphatetesting #theoneaboutphosphatetesting #steripen It's great to hear what those opinions are but that's all they are to you. @traceblackmore #thetablegroup #scalinguph2o #scalingup #scalinguppodcast #phosphatetesting #theoneaboutphosphatetesting #steripen Do something that allows you to believe in what you are doing. @traceblackmore #thetablegroup #scalinguph2o #scalingup #scalinguppodcast #phosphatetesting #theoneaboutphosphatetesting #steripen Improvements on Steri Pen is a huge time saver. @traceblackmore #thetablegroup #scalinguph2o #scalingup #scalinguppodcast #phosphatetesting #theoneaboutphosphatetesting #steripen Episode 46 Tip: Make sure you bring extra batteries when you do Steri Pen tests. @traceblackmore #thetablegroup #scalinguph2o #scalingup #scalinguppodcast #phosphatetesting #theoneaboutphosphatetesting #steripen Upcoming events: AWT Convention in Orlando this coming Sept. 26-29, 2018. @traceblackmore #thetablegroup #scalinguph2o #scalingup #scalinguppodcast #phosphatetesting #theoneaboutphosphatetesting #awtconvention2018 #watertreatment Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: Upcoming events: AWT annual Convention September 26 –29 in Orlando Fl http://scalinguph2o.com/awtconvention Industrial Water Week October 1-5, 2018 http://scalinguph2o.com/industrialwaterweek Industrial Water Week: Your Holiday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_fRv_ZVk8k

Scaling UP! Meet UP! at the AWT convention

  • 10:00 AM Thursday, immediately following the Keynote speaker, meetup in chillers lounge.

Places to see Trace at the AWT convention

  • 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM - Friday, Workshop about Legionella from the water treaters prospective : Russel Baskin of Tower Water
  • 3:30 PM -4:30 PM - Friday, Panel Discussion: Understanding Young Professionals
  • 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM - Saturday, Filming Amines panel (Nathan Hardy)
  • Trace will be recording at the convention, so be sure to come talk to him!

Audible: http://scalinguph2o.com/audible The unboxing of everything you need to use the SteriPen in your Phosphonate and Azole testing: http://scalinguph2o.com/penvideo Here is the link to the video I made to help you augment your testing procedures for Phosphonate and Azole testing: http://scalinguph2o.com/pentest Here are the affiliate links to what I use for testing: Steri Pen: http://scalinguph2o.com/steripen Energizer Ultimate Lithium AA Batteries: http://scalinguph2o.com/batteries Eowpower 30pcs 50ml Plastic Vial Storage Container: http://scalinguph2o.com/vial Additional resources: Hach UV Lamp Kit, 115V: http://scalinguph2o.com/lampkit Taylor Technologies Test Procedures: Phosphonate, Azole Correction!: Nation! I misspoke about LSI and RSI on this show. As I think you know, I am an RSI guy (so that's how I think.) Here is the breakdown of Ranges for LSI, RSI and PSI:

  • LSI Range: -3.0 – 3.0
    • >0=Scaling

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