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5 Uses of Baking Soda

Sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3), also known as sodium hydrogen carbonate, is a chemical compound composed of sodium and bicarbonate ions. But this crystalline is more easily identified as a staple kitchen item: baking soda. This magical compound does more than just help your baked goods to rise; it’s a bona fide DIY multi-tool. You can do a lot with a little [...]

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What Is Distillation?

Most of us have heard of distilled water before, and assume it to be fancy bottled water siphoned from mountainous valleys. Well, I hate to break it to you, but what you’re thinking of is spring water. Distilled water isn’t actually recommendedfor human consumption, and the distillation process is much less idyllic than your mountain-fed stream – but it’s [...]

What is Deionisation

What is Deionisation?

At ReAgent, we sell deionised water by the 25L bucket-load – but what is deionisation exactly?  Quite simply, it is water that has had its ions removed in order to form pure H20. Ions are electrically charged atoms or molecules that have either a positive or negative charge. For many applications, water containing ions is considered impure and cannot be [...]