Deionized water

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Description

Water which has had all charged particles removed. Deionized water (DI water) is produced using an ion exchange process. Soaking any material in DI water will readily dissolve or leach any salts or ions.

See deionization.

Synonyms and Related Terms

DI water; de-ionized water; demineralized water; deionised water (Br.); agua desionizada (Esp.)

Other Properties

Normal deionized water: resistance=1 mega-ohm/cm Ultra-pure deionized water: resistance=18 mega-ohm/cm

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • A Glossary of Paper Conservation Terms, Margaret Ellis (ed.), Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York City, 1998
  • Website address 1 Comment: www.hants.org.uk/museums - conservation termlist