Question by  Juicy (14)

What is the purpose of a turbidity measurement?


Answer by  Christian9247 (5042)

These measurements are for the NPDES and their reporting purposes. If the water value is above 40 Nephelometric Turbidity Units (NTU)'s then the turbidity must be diluted with free water and then re-measured. And then recalculated by multiplying the dilution factor.


Answer by  jade567 (22)

Turbidity measures the clarity of water. It helps give an estimate of how polluted the water is because of pesticides or waste from organisms in the water. Turbidity can provide a guess of the water's pH and how healthy an environment it is for the plants and animals that live in the water.


Answer by  rightlight (1053)

Turbidity is a measurement of the clarity or opacity of water. It checks for how contaminated the water is by solids, fine particulates, and anything else that isn't H20. It is an important measurement if the water in question needs to have a certain clarity, especially for human consumption or for scientific purposes.


Answer by  robo175 (44)

When you measure the Turbidity in water you are measuring the quality of the water mostly in total dissolved solids. Total dissolved solids or TDS is usually measured in parts per million.


Answer by  sanityrose (2664)

Turbidity measurement is used to measure water by making it stirred up' or disturbed. Once the water is cloudy it is measured for density to insure proper safety and balance.

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