Parts per million
parts per million (PPM)
A ratio figure that represents the amount of one substance that is in one million parts of another substance; commonly used to describe the relative concentrations of nutrient solutions.
Researchers exposed soybeans to normal (380 parts per million) and high (550 parts per million) levels of CO2 in the field. This high level of CO2 is expected to be the norm in our atmosphere by 2050.
0 parts per million of dissolved oxygen in 90 degree F. water. Koi and goldfish start showing signs of stress at oxygen levels of 4.0 ppm and will start dying at 3.0 ppm. The higher the water temperature goes the less oxygen that's available.
In order to kill soil microorganisms to 6 inch soil depth, water containing 65 parts per million of chlorine was required in one study. Drinking water usually contains much lower chlorine levels.
The acronym PPM stands for "parts per million." Raise the PPM in hydroponics with help from an aquaponics professional in this free video clip.
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If fluorides are present in just a few parts per million (ppm), they can 'burn' sensitive houseplants, like zebra plant (Aphelandra).
Soils naturally contain copper in some form or other, ranging anywhere from 2-100 parts per million (ppm) and averaging at about 30 ppm. Most plants contain about 8-20 ppm. Without adequate copper, plants will fail to grow properly.
Ian answers: We have a bore in our front yard which we use quite often during summer. The water in the bore is around about 1900 parts per million, so it's moderately salty.
While pH and other levels will vary naturally, aim for a pH of between 6.8 and 9 and an alkalinity level of between 100 and 300 parts per million. You can add substances to adjust the pH, but only use chemicals approved for use with live fish.
The ingredient in peppers that makes the "hot" sensation is called Capsaicin. A sweet green pepper is devoid of this chemical. The hotter the pepper, the more the level of Capsaicin. It is measured in parts per million (ppm).
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Although the explanatory pamphlet emphasized that nitrogen "is essential" to plant growth, there was no indication whether our 10 ppm (parts per million) was low, medium or high.
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