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Dilution Charts and Conversion Tables

Dilution Chart

Diluted Cost Per Gallon

Dilution Ratio

Ounces Per Gallon

Temperature Conversions

Metric Volume Equivalents

Hard Water Measurements

Active Parts Per Million

 

Dilution Chart

Dilution Ratio
Ounces Per Gallon
Percent
1:1
128
50%
1:2
64
33%
1:4
32
20%
1:6
21.3
14.3%
1:8
16
11.1%
1:10
12.8
9.1%
1:12
10.7
7.7%
1:16
8
5.8%
1:20
6.4
4.8%
1:24
5.3
4.0%
1:32
4
3.0%
1:40
3.2
2.4%
1:50
2.5
2.0%
1:64
2
1.5%
1:80
1.6
1.2%
1:96
1.3
1.0%
1:128
1
0.78%
1:170
0.75
0.58%
1:256
0.50
0.39%
1:512
0.25
0.19%


 

Diluted Cost Per Gallon

Divide dilution into cost per gallon.

Example:
(1:128 dilution selling at $13.40 per gallon)
$13.40 ÷ 129 = .1038 -or- 10.4¢ per diluted gallon

 

Dilution Ratio

Divide ounces per gallon into 128.

Example:
(4 ounces per gallon dilution)
128 ÷ 4 = 32
Answer: 1:32 ratio

 

Ounces Per Gallon

Divide dilution ratio into 128.

Example:
(1:32 dilution)
128 ÷ 32 = 4
Answer: 4 ounces per gallon

 

Temperature Conversion

°C = 5/9 x (°F – 32)

Example:
70°F = 5/9 x 70 – 32 = 21°C

°F = 9/5 x (°C) + 32

Example:
25°C = 9/5 x 25 + 32 = 77°F

 

Metric Volume Equivalents

1 fluid ounce = 30 milliliters

8 ounces (1 cup) =
237 milliliters

16 ounces (1 pint) =
473 milliliters32 ounces (1 quart) =946 milliliters

64 ounces (½ gallon) =
1892 milliliters -or- 1.9 liters

128 ounces (1 gallon) =
3785 milliliters -or- 3.8 liters

 

Hard Water Measurements

Hard water contains ions of magnesium and calcium.
1 grain hard water = 18 ppm hard water

Example:
450 PPM hard water = 25 grain
(450 ÷ 18 = 25)

 

Active Parts Per Million

Commonly used for disinfectants.
Step 1: Add together active ingredients on label.
Step 2: Multiply by 10,000.
Step 3: Divide the result of Step 2 by the dilution rate.

Example:
Using Quat 44-HBV (#2318) (1:64 dilution)
1. 2.25% + 2.25% = 4.5% active
2. 10,000 x 4.5 = 45,000
3. 45,000 ÷ 65 = 692 PPM Active Quat