Suspended Solids

 
Total Suspended solids (TSS) is the amount of solid particulate which remain in suspension in water. Normally TSS can be defined by the amount of solids which can be trapped if passed through a filter, leaving particles greater than 2 microns. Normally TSS is made up of floating waste material, sediment, silt or organic particles. The measurement of TSS in the field is commonly undertaken using a turbidity sensor which has been calibrated for TSS. For accurate measurements it is recommended that a site specific calibration is undertaken so that a high level of accuracy can be provided.
 
Why is the measurement of TSS important?
 
The measurement of TSS is important as it is seen as the most natural indicator of water quality. The cleaner the water the more translucent the water will appear. Often monitoring TSS can be a good indication of a chemical spill or surface water runoff. In process application TSS can also be used as an indication for treatment process performance and compliance requirements.
 
 
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  • ECD T80 Universal water quality transmitter
    ECD T80 Universal water quality transmitter
    SKU: T80
    Universal Water Quality Display
    Provides Continuous measurement of S80 sensors
    Can accept up to 2 Water quality sensors
    Large LCD display
    Easily to follow setup and calibration facility
     
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  • ECD TR86 Intelligent Turbidity / Suspended Solids  Sensor
    ECD TR86 Intelligent Turbidity / Suspended Solids Sensor
    SKU: TR86
    Intelligent Turbidity / Suspended Solids Sensor
    Infrared Optical Design
    Stores identity and calibration information
    Immersion and flow through options available
    Can be combined with S80 for multiple measurements
     
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