Fact Sheet: Turbidity Measurement – A Simple, Effective Indicator of Water Quality Change

Fact Sheet: Turbidity Measurement – A Simple, Effective Indicator of Water Quality Change

Fact Sheet, Surface Water, Water Quality
Download the Fact Sheet Now! The amount of dispersed suspended solids in natural water bodies is an important indicator of water quality. These solids that often include silt, clay, algae, organic matter, and other minute particles, obstruct the transmittance of light through the water and impart a qualitative characteristic known as turbidity. Turbidity is often closely correlated to climatological or surface water conditions and changes in turbidity are therefore indicators of changes in environmental conditions. “Turbidity data can be used as a surrogate measurement because it is strongly correlated with sediment, nutrients and bacteria, and can be measured in-stream on a continuous basis.” Topics Discussed in Fact Sheet: Turbidity Measurement Technologies Common Turbidimeter Design Criteria Variability Based on Measurement Method Download the Fact Sheet!
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Tech Note: Algae Measurements Using In Vivo Fluorescence

Tech Note: Algae Measurements Using In Vivo Fluorescence

Sensors, Surface Water, Tech Note, Water Quality
Download the Free Technical Note: Algae Measurements Using In Vivo Fluorescence! Phytoplankton are microscopic, free-floating photosynthetic plants and bacteria that are commonly found in surface waters throughout the world. Aquatic scientists and water resource managers measure phytoplankton to gain a more in depth understanding on ecological dynamics, ecological health, nutrient status, and harmful algal bloom potential in aquatic systems. Submersible fluorescence sensors help to make this measurement easy, efficient, and economical by enabling real-time field estimates of phytoplankton biomass that can be directly correlated to quantitative laboratory measurements using standard methods. Would you like to learn more?
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