Can any of you figure ppm??

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by BLKCLOUD, Dec 9, 2007.

1. BLKCLOUDMember

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I'm way too stupid to figure it..I have a additive I need to add to a 250 gallon container of mineral oil.. I need there to be 3ppm of the additive in the 250 gallons..how many ounces of the additive should I ad to achieve the 3 ppm? thanks!

2. ryangWell-Known Member

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3. postbeetleNew Member

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Mr "Thunderhead": Tricky Peter stuff there. Probably gonna have to convert to grams to get ppm per volume, no matter the substrate. What are ya making, a new kind of laxative?

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4. gilmafamWell-Known Member

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I did the math per the RyanG and came up with .....2.839 milli liters to be added to your 250 gallons....or if you can break down an oz container, it is .096 onces....

anyone agree?

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250 gallons = 32000 oz.

3 ppm = .000003

.000003 * 32000 = .096 oz (if your additive is 100% active)

I would use .1 oz and call it close enough

6. BLKCLOUDMember

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thanks guys!! I'll probably go with the 1 oz..haha..

7. BLKCLOUDMember

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haha real funny..:smile2:
I actually manufacture pet medication!!

8. ryangWell-Known Member

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.1 oz i.e. 1/10th of an ounce Keith not 1 oz

9. BLKCLOUDMember

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Told you I was stupid!! Glad you cleared that up!

10. metalmanWell-Known Member

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Rather than the math, I would imagine the bigger challenge will be to ensure that 1/10 of an oz is evenly dispersed through 250 gallons of mineral oil. That's some serious stirring.
I am intrigued, how will you achieve that Keith?...W

11. baptistpreachNew Member

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.1 oz! Oh, I'm always too late...

12. hookman571New Member

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He could submerge a speaker into the oil after inserting his additive. Then tune into the politiicans in IOWA. The sonic vibes ought to do it. LOL

13. CatwagonNew Member

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Don't know about sonic vibes but the constant agitation from all that hot air should disperse it very rapidly,

- sorta like it does here.:smile2:

14. jtrewNew Member

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I can see adding .1 oz, but adding a whole ounce would give you closer to 30ppm. Incidentally, 3ppm is an incredibly small amount. What is this going to be used for?

15. BLKCLOUDMember

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I have a air operated pump that pump out of the tote, I can just put the spout back into the container and let it recirculate..

16. BLKCLOUDMember

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It is actually a flow agent, I mix powered sulfur in with the mineral oil to make the salve, with out the flow agent it becomes a thick peanut butter mess rather than a smooth lotion like it should be.

17. jtrewNew Member

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You might want to recheck your desired ppm. 3ppm sounds more like the amount used for a catalyst, rather than a flow agent. Maybe I'm wrong, but I'm under the impression that a flow agent depends on a physical presence, rather than a chemical one. If there's some kind of chemical reaction going on, that's another matter. That's sure a small amount, though. In the Titan II missiles, we used unsymmetrical dimethyl hydrazine (bad stuff) and ref fuming nitric acid (also bad stuff), and neither would set off the danger alarms till the ppm got up around that level.

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Keith I have an air cooled 5hp outboard and you could just put it in oil and fire it up.:roll_eyes:

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