What is Water Turbidity?
Turbidity is the result of particles of solid matter suspended in water rather than dissolved in it. If water is cloudy, it looks cloudy, and so is a visual guide to water quality. Turbidity water quality testing is an important part of water quality maintenance. Increased turbidity raises water temperature as heat is absorbed by suspended particles. Warm water contains less dissolved oxygen than cold water, so an increase in water temperature will result in a decrease in dissolved oxygen levels. Higher turbidity also reduces the amount of light that can penetrate the water, reducing photosynthesis and dissolved oxygen production. Higher turbidity can negatively impact the ecosystem of the affected waters. Sudden changes in turbidity may be a sign of a new source of contamination, or that drinking water may have problems with its treatment. Water quality turbidity can be monitored using a water quality turbidity sensor.
How to Measure Water Turbidity
One of the preferred methods of water testing for turbidity is with a turbidity meter or turbidity meter and probe. Turbidity probes work by emitting a beam of light into the water to be measured. This light will then be scattered by any suspended particles. A light detector is (usually) placed at a 90-degree angle to the light source and detects the amount of light reflected back. The amount of light reflected is used to determine the particle density in the water. The more light detected, the more particles there are in the water.
Portable Turbidity meter- Digital Turbidimeter-Turbidity Sensors
Turbidity detector are one of the intelligent online chemical analysis instruments. It can continuously monitor data through the transmission output and connect the recorder to realize remote monitoring and recording. It can also be connected to the RS485 interface through the MODBUS-RTU protocol for easy connection Enter the computer to realize monitoring and recording.Turbidity Sensors are widely used in continuous monitoring of DO and temperature in solutions such as thermal power, chemical fertilizers, metallurgy, environmental protection, pharmaceuticals, biochemistry, food and tap water.