VISOCOLOR® HE Silica Test Kit




Colorimetric determination of silica

In acidic solution soluble silica or silicates react with ammonium molybdate to form yellow silicomolybdic acid, which is reduced to silico-molybdenum blue with a reducing agent.

Natural water contains silica in different amounts, depending on the geological conditions the water encounters during its course. The silica occurs partly as soluble silicate, partly colloidal as polysilicic acids. The silica content in water for medium and high pressure boilers may not exceed certain limits; in power plants therefore constant measurement of the silica content is required.