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Ensuring Water Safety through MPS Detectability

Water is a precious resource, and ensuring its safety for consumption is of paramount importance. Scientific Sanitation Solutions has undertaken a comprehensive research study aimed at enhancing the safety of stored water by detecting the presence of Potassium Peroxymonopersulfate Triple Salt (MPS) using specially designed test strips. This study delves into the efficacy of MPS in maintaining water sanitisation over time, providing users with a reliable indicator of water safety.

The main objective of this research study is to evaluate the detectability of MPS in water subjected to different dilutions and phases over a specified time span.

Key objectives included:

– Testing the presence of MPS in two distinct dilutions across two phases.

– Assessing the taste and aesthetic quality of water at varying MPS concentrations.

– Validating the accuracy of MPS test strips as per the manufacturer’s claims.

– Investigating the influence of other water treatment chemicals, such as chlorine, on MPS test results.

– Performing Oxidation-Reduction Potential (ORP) tests to confirm water sanitisation.

The experiment was structured around two main variables: dilutions and phases.


– 3 grams per 20 litres

– 6 grams per 20 litres

– Control Samples (tap water and osmosis water)


– Phase 1: Dilutions were weighed off in granular format and dissolved in the correct amount of water.

– Phase 2: 6 grams of product was dissolved 1 litre of water to which the correct concentrations were removed and dissolved with the correct amount of water.


– Freshwater MPS test strips for detecting MPS concentration, alkalinity, and pH.

– Hanna Instruments HI98120 ORP/Temperature/PH tester for measuring ORP.

Phase 1:

– Two dilutions were created and stored for 13 days.

– Tap water and osmosis water served as control samples.

– MPS presence was tested every second day, and ORP measurements were recorded over 7 days.

– Water aesthetics and taste were assessed after 7 days.

Phase 2:

– A mother solution was prepared and used to generate two dilutions.

– Tap water was used as the control sample.

– MPS presence was monitored for 7 days, with ORP measurements on days 1 and 7.

– Water aesthetics and taste were evaluated after 7 days.

The results of the research study shed light on the crucial aspects of MPS detectability and its implications for water quality. Through meticulous testing and analysis, several key findings emerged, validating the effectiveness of MPS as a water sanitisation agent.

MPS Test Strips Validation: The study demonstrated the accuracy and reliability of the MPS test strips. These strips effectively detected varying concentrations of MPS in water, as indicated by distinct colour changes. The dark purple hue indicated a high concentration of MPS, the moderate purple signified an acceptable concentration, and the light purple denoted a lower concentration. This validation of the MPS test strips offers users a tangible tool for assessing water safety, enabling them to make informed decisions about consuming stored water.

Impact on Water Aesthetics and Taste: One of the notable outcomes of the study was the correlation between MPS concentration and water aesthetics. Water with higher MPS concentrations exhibited improved visual clarity and a fresher appearance, emphasising the role of MPS in preventing microbial growth and maintaining water quality. Additionally, the taste assessment revealed that water with higher MPS concentrations retained a cleaner and more appealing taste, providing further evidence of the sanitising properties of MPS.

Oxidation-Reduction Potential (ORP) Validation: The study’s inclusion of ORP measurements provided a comprehensive approach to assessing water sanitisation. ORP measurements reflect the oxidative power of water, which is closely linked to its ability to neutralise contaminants and pathogens. The observed changes in ORP values over time affirmed the dynamic nature of water sanitisation, with higher MPS concentrations corresponding to more significant ORP shifts. This validation of ORP as a measure of water sanitisation underscores the role of MPS in maintaining water safety.

The research study’s outcomes collectively emphasise the importance of MPS detectability in ensuring the safety and quality of stored water. By establishing the accuracy of MPS test strips, this study equips users with a practical tool to gauge the concentration of MPS in water. This information empowers individuals to make informed decisions about consuming stored water, reducing the risk of potential health hazards due to microbial contamination.

Furthermore, the study’s findings underscore the multifaceted impact of MPS on water quality. Not only does MPS play a pivotal role in sanitisation, but its presence also positively influences water aesthetics and taste. The demonstrated relationship between MPS concentration and these factors highlights the tangible benefits of maintaining adequate MPS levels in stored water.

The inclusion of ORP measurements adds a valuable layer of validation to the study’s findings. By confirming the relationship between MPS concentration and ORP shifts, the study strengthens the link between MPS’s sanitisation efficacy and its detectability through test strips.

In conclusion, this research study by Scientific Sanitation Solutions advances our understanding of effective water sanitisation strategies. Through the integration of MPS detectability, water aesthetics, taste assessments, and ORP measurements, the study offers a comprehensive framework for evaluating and ensuring water safety. By embracing these insights, individuals and communities can make more informed choices about water consumption, contributing to a safer and healthier water supply.

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