Can any of you figure ppm??

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  1. BLKCLOUD

    BLKCLOUD New Member

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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. ryang

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  3. postbeetle

    postbeetle New 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?

    Check this website or several others like it. - www.simetric.co.uk
     
  4. gilmafam

    gilmafam Well-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?


    bayrunner ray
     
  5. dademoss

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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. BLKCLOUD

    BLKCLOUD New Member

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

    BLKCLOUD New Member

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

    ryang Well-Known Member

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

    BLKCLOUD New Member

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    Told you I was stupid!! Glad you cleared that up!
     
  10. metalman

    metalman Well-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. baptistpreach

    baptistpreach New Member

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    .1 oz! Oh, I'm always too late...
     
  12. hookman571

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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. Catwagon

    Catwagon New 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. jtrew

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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. BLKCLOUD

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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. BLKCLOUD

    BLKCLOUD New Member

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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. jtrew

    jtrew New 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.
     
  18. badkarma

    badkarma New Member

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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:
     
  19. BLKCLOUD

    BLKCLOUD New Member

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    You may think i'm kidding but I once used a old trolling motor to mix in some extra oil in the slave !!:smile2:
     
  20. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    I can't visualize a pump that would pump the "thick peanut butter mess". Seems like you would need something like the machines to mix bread dough.