Ouch! The Chemistry of Bruises

Ouch! The Chemistry of Bruises

We’ve all had them. A bump in the corner of the table, a fall off a bike, a slip on the icy stairs…. Any bump or crash may result in a bruise, accompanied by its characteristic dark patch as blood released from capillaries is temporarily trapped under the skin. Bruises may be sore or even painful for a few days, but as … [Read more...]

The Guide to Avoiding Caustic Soda Burns

The Guide to Avoiding Caustic Soda Burns

Caustic soda – also known as lye - is a highly caustic metallic base, which can cause redness, blisters and severe burns on contact with skin. In addition, patients may suffer from sore throat, burning sensation and shortness of breath after inhalation, or even nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain after ingestion. It’s … [Read more...]

Beware! Hazardous Chemicals Around the Home

Beware! Hazardous Chemicals Around the Home

We may use them every day and think nothing of it, but potentially dangerous chemicals around our house need to be handled and stored safely to avoid any accidents. But what are these chemicals? Let's have a wonder around the house and see what we find! Kitchen The kitchen is a haven for chemical products, from … [Read more...]

What is Distilled Water?

What is Distilled Water?

Distilled water is water that has been treated to remove most of its impurities. The treatment involves boiling the water and allowing it to condense in a clean container, leaving impurities behind. This is known as distillation. History Historians know distilled water has been around since at least 200AD, as described by … [Read more...]

Video: Deionised Water

Video: Deionised Water

Deionised water (or deionized water) is one of the most common raw ingredients in chemical applications. We made a video to explain how we manufacture deionised water and give a clearer insight into the processes it goes through in our ReAgent factory in Cheshire. In the following video I speak about how my company, … [Read more...]