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I am doing a science project regarding the corrosion of pipes. I know that the amount of oxygen in water would effect how much a pipe corrodes; but my question is: Is there a way to measure or add oxygen to water so I could do an experiment involving this?
Question Date: 2006-10-23
Answer 1:

That sure sounds like an interesting project! Unfortunately I am not aware of simple techniques to measure the amount of oxygen in water. I do know that the solubility of oxygen is pretty low. For instance at room temperature there is only about 10mg of oxygen per 1 liter of water. You can check out this website for more information about predicting the amount of dissolved O2 in water:

oxygen_in_water

Also, there are other factors that can contribute to the corrosion of pipes which may be interesting to consider. Here are two articles discussing pipe corrosion:

corrosion

corrosion_pipes


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