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G031: Measuring the turbidity of water supplies

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posted on 12.02.2018, 15:11 by Brian Reed, Michael D. Smith, Rod Shaw
Turbidity is the cloudiness of a liquid caused by particles that are usually invisible to the naked eye. Turbidity can vary: some waters can be very clear, others can be very cloudy. For example, the turbidity would be high in a river full of mud and silt where it would be near impossible to see through the water, whereas by comparison, it would be low in clear spring water. Measuring the turbidity of water is an important test of its quality as it is one of the methods of determining whether or not it is safe to drink – pathogens harmful to human health can be suspended in turbid water. This guide is the transcript from the WEDC film of the same title, available from this address: http://wedc.lu/measuring-the-turbidity-of-water.

History

School

  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Research Unit

  • Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC)

Published in

WEDC Guide

Citation

REED, B., SMITH, M.D. and SHAW, R., 2017. G031: Measuring the turbidity of water supplies. Loughborough: WEDC, Loughborough University.

Publisher

© WEDC, Loughborough University

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2017

Notes

This guide was published by the Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) at Loughborough University.

ISBN

9781911252092

Other identifier

WEDC_ID:22604

Language

en

Exports

Loughborough Publications

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