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chlorine in water

A good thought, if not totally scientific. I store all my drinking water
(and water for cooking) overnight. I keep the drinking water in the fridge.
Chlorine will mostly go out of solution that way. Water chlorination is an
established public health measure, and a good one, but once chlorine has
done its job we don't need it any more. I do not like the chlorine taste
and - possibly - it's an oxidant that I may not want in my system. Joachim

-----Original Message-----
From: sam wang [mailto:stwang@clemson.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2008 2:46 PM
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Subject: Re: Agyrotype

When was Don's original message posted? I never received it.

Anyhow, if chlorinated water was your problem, I would use a 5 gallon
storage tank and leave water in it overnight before use. By the way,
this is how I found out: we were picking blueberries at the Happy
Berries, a pick your own berry farm. The water from their cooler was
particularly sweet tasting, and we were told that it was simply tap
water "aged" for 24 hours.

Just give it enough time for the chlorine to escape, Don.


On May 27, 2008, at 2:23 PM, Bogdan Karasek wrote:

> Hi Don,
> Is distilled water available in your area?  I use distilled water
> for all my photographic chemical solutions.  One less variable to
> worry about, given what they put into the water these days.
> Cheers,
> Bogdan
> Don Bryant wrote:
>> Hi Folks,
>> Anyone out there doing Argyrotypes?
>> If so how do you deal with the requirement of non-chlorinated water
>> for
>> processing? This requirement is really putting a damper on my
>> working with
>> the process.
>> Thanks,
>> Don Bryant
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