Chapter Sixteen

Turbidity

Measurement of Filtrate and Supernatant Quality?

John Bratby     Brown and Caldwell, Golden, CO, USA

Abstract

In many industries the concentration of particulate matter is important for quality control and process optimization. Particulate matter can adhere to heat transfer surfaces such as those found in heat exchangers, cooling ducts and radiators and interfere with the rate of heat exchange. In cooling towers and many municipal applications, suspended solids can shield microorganisms or create a disinfection demand that interferes with effective disinfection.

Keywords

Instrument calibration; Natural organic matter (NOM); Nephelometric turbidimeter; Relative Standard Deviation (RSD); Styrene divinylbenzene (SDVB); Total suspended ...

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