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How are turbidity and TSS (Total Suspended Solids) related?

How are turbidity and suspended solids related

Palintest compact turbimeter
Palintest compact turbimeter

The optical phenomenon of turbidity or light scattering is caused by particles suspended in the sample. These suspended solids can be quantified using a gravimetric method i.e. filter the sample through a mesh, dry and weigh the retained solids. Once the mass of suspended solids is known this can be related to the value of turbidity generated by a high-performance turbidity meter such as the Palintest Compact Turbimeter, allowing a user generated calibration to be used to give instant values for Total Suspended Solids. The correlation between the two values is a straight line relationship assuming the solids maintain a consistent profile of density and particle size, something which can be validated at periodic intervals.

Whether a simple turbidity tube,  the Palintest Compact Turbimeter or the gravimetric method, Camlab can assist you in all your turbidity and suspended solids needs

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