Bicarbonate

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Official WHO Definition

An inorganic monovalent anion (HCO3-) usually found in natural water. It is the major form of alkalinity. In excessive amounts, in conjuntion with calcium, may cause scale formation in water heaters. (Symons et al.)

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Symons JM, Bradley LC Jr and Cleveland TC (2000) The Drinking Water Dictionary. American Water Works Association.


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