Presentation Title

How Does Turbidity & TDS Affect Water Quality & The ECO System

Presentation Type

Presentation

Full Name of Faculty Mentor

Monica Gray, Physics and Engineering Science

Major

Engineering Science

Presentation Abstract

We did our testing at 501 West right beside Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC. measuring the Turbidity, and TDS of the water quality. Turbidity measures the water clarity, haziness, and cloudiness or the material suspended in water decreasing the passage of light that goes through the water. These materials include algae, plankton, microbes, and soil particles such as clay, silt, and sand. Turbidity indicates the effects from the results of construction, agricultural, logging, and discharges. The elevated levels of turbidity will increase the temperature, which lowers DO in the water. This negatively affects the overall health of aquatic life forms. The materials used to calculate turbidity is called Hach 2100P Turbidimeter. TDS, total dissolved solids and is the total concentration of dissolved substance in water. TDS is made up of inorganic salts, also includes small amount of organic matter. The minerals can be found from natural and human activities.

Location

Room 1

Start Date

22-4-2021 12:00 PM

End Date

22-4-2021 12:20 PM

Disciplines

Engineering Physics

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How Does Turbidity & TDS Affect Water Quality & The ECO System

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We did our testing at 501 West right beside Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC. measuring the Turbidity, and TDS of the water quality. Turbidity measures the water clarity, haziness, and cloudiness or the material suspended in water decreasing the passage of light that goes through the water. These materials include algae, plankton, microbes, and soil particles such as clay, silt, and sand. Turbidity indicates the effects from the results of construction, agricultural, logging, and discharges. The elevated levels of turbidity will increase the temperature, which lowers DO in the water. This negatively affects the overall health of aquatic life forms. The materials used to calculate turbidity is called Hach 2100P Turbidimeter. TDS, total dissolved solids and is the total concentration of dissolved substance in water. TDS is made up of inorganic salts, also includes small amount of organic matter. The minerals can be found from natural and human activities.

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