Definition of orthophosphate
: a salt or ester of orthophosphoric acid
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IDEM's round of water testing also looked for levels of copper and orthophosphate, an anti-corrosion treatment, according to the state environmental agency, and found concentrations in line with federal requirements.
A hydrologist might neutralize that with a standard corrosion inhibitor like orthophosphate.
The city also treats its water with orthophosphate, a food additive that creates a protective film on the inside of pipes that prevents lead from leaching into the water.
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