|Measuring Principle||Near Infrared Absorption Spectrometry|
|Material||316L Stainless Steel Shell|
|Electrode Dimension||D32mm L190mm|
What is Water Transparency?
Transparency of water relates to the depth that light will penetrate water. The transmission of light into a body of water is extremely important since the sun is the primary source of energy for all biological phenomena.
How do you measure Water Transparency?
Water transparency is measured with a Secchi disk (how to use a Secchi disk) . A Secchi disk is a metal disk, 8 inches in diameter that is lowered into the water on a cord. The depth that the Secchi disk can no longer be seen through the water is the Secchi depth.
Why do we measure Turbidity in water?
It is used to determine the concentration of suspended particles in a sample of water by measuring the incident light scattered at right angles from the sample. … The propensity of particles to scatter a light beam focused on them is now considered a more meaningful measure of turbidity in water.
Why is transparency of water important for life?
Transparency reduction is due to the presence of particles in the water. When light attenuates, it alters or limits the capacity of life of some of the biological communities that live in the sea. It reduces the possibility of photosynthesis (a process that produces the oxygen vital to the ecosystem).
What is water turbidity?
Turbidity is a measure of the degree to which the water loses its transparency due to the presence of suspended particulates. The more total suspended solids in the water, the murkier it seems and the higher the turbidity. Turbidity is considered as a good measure of the quality of water.