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Thread: Interesting paper on the merits of borates

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    Interesting paper on the merits of borates

    I cam across this.

    Apologies if this has already been posted.
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    Re: Interesting paper on the merits of borates

    Full of great information, including a few I didn't know. I didn't notice anything I disagreed with. However, it is extremely technical.

    They recommend borates up to 200 ppm for PH buffering. At the moment I don't think that is a really good idea, but it is worthy of further consideration.
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    Re: Interesting paper on the merits of borates

    chemgeek should enjoy chewing on that!
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    Re: Interesting paper on the merits of borates

    Quote Originally Posted by woodyp View Post
    chemgeek should enjoy chewing on that!
    I'm sure he'll love to chew on that and share his thinking on it.
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    Re: Interesting paper on the merits of borates

    chem geek rocks!
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    Re: Interesting paper on the merits of borates

    This has already been referenced in this post, this post, and this post. The author wrote in this post and I responded in detail to the article in subsequent posts in that thread.
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