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Kation

The older German spelling of cation.

KDF

The trade name for a patened medium composed of high purity copper and zinc granules.  KDF is capable of removing chlorine, soluble heavy metals, and other inorganic contaminents from water through the chemical reduction/oxidation (redox) process.

Kelvin Scale

A temperature scale which measures from absolute zero (-273.15 degrees Celsius) in Kelvins which are equivalent to Celsius degrees in magnitude.     Kelvins = Celsius degrees + 273.15.

Kilo

The metric prefix used to mean "1000" of some unit of measure: a kilometer is 1,000 meters; a kilogram is 1,000 grams.     The term kilo is sometimes used to mean kilogram.

Kilograin

1,000 grains

Kilogram

1,000 grams

Kiloliter

1,000 liters (264.18 U.S. gallons) or one cubic meter.

Kilowatt-Hour

The unit of electric energy or work equal to that done by one kilowatt in one hour.     Equal to 1,000 watt-hours.

Kinetic Energy

Energy possessed by a moving body of matter, such as water, as a result of its motion.

Kinetics

The study of the relationships between temperature and the motion and velocity of very small particles.     Kinetic relationships influence the rate of change in a chemical or physical system and are used particularly to describe the dynamics and rate of ion exchange reactions.

Kjeldahl Nitrogen

Nitrogen in the form of organic proteins or their decomposition product ammonia, as measured by the Kjeldahl Method.

kPa

Kilopascal

KYNAR

Trade name for polyvinylidene fluoride.

KYNAR

Trade name for polyvinylidene fluoride.

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Updated on Mon, 22 Jun 2020 by Jonathan

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