Presentation Title

Measuring Turbidity and TDS levels on Coastal Carolina University's Campus Location 544 West

Presentation Type

Poster

Full Name of Faculty Mentor

Monica Gray, Physics and Engineering Science

Major

Engineering Science

Presentation Abstract

Turbidity can be described as how clear a liquid is based off the number of particles in the fluid, causing the liquid to be either cloudy or clear. TDS (total dissolved solids) is the total number of dissolved substances in the water. If the turbidity is too high it could affect the photosynthesis of marine plants, along with the visibility of predators in the water, it could also lead to the water being able to carry diseases. 741 samples were collected from October 13, 2011 to November 16, 2020, using the HACH 2100Q turbidimeter at 544 West on Coastal Carolina University's campus. The median value of turbidity that was collected from 544 West was 5.8 NTU, which is slightly above the EPA (2000) water quality standard which is 3.89 NTU, but it is below the S.C. DHEC standard which is not to exceed 50 NTUs.

Location

Poster Session 1

Start Date

21-4-2021 12:00 PM

End Date

21-4-2021 2:00 PM

Disciplines

Engineering Physics

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Measuring Turbidity and TDS levels on Coastal Carolina University's Campus Location 544 West

Poster Session 1

Turbidity can be described as how clear a liquid is based off the number of particles in the fluid, causing the liquid to be either cloudy or clear. TDS (total dissolved solids) is the total number of dissolved substances in the water. If the turbidity is too high it could affect the photosynthesis of marine plants, along with the visibility of predators in the water, it could also lead to the water being able to carry diseases. 741 samples were collected from October 13, 2011 to November 16, 2020, using the HACH 2100Q turbidimeter at 544 West on Coastal Carolina University's campus. The median value of turbidity that was collected from 544 West was 5.8 NTU, which is slightly above the EPA (2000) water quality standard which is 3.89 NTU, but it is below the S.C. DHEC standard which is not to exceed 50 NTUs.

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