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Monitoring Water Quality – Turbidity

Part 3. Turbidity Turbidity of water is an optical property that causes light to be scattered and absorbed, rather than transmitted. This is primarily caused...

Monitoring Water Quality – COD & BOD

Part 2. COD and BOD Properties of water bodies vary based on natural factors such as landscape position and slope, watershed size, geology, and soil...

Monitoring Water Quality – Disinfection

Part 1. Disinfection Properties of water bodies vary based on natural factors such as landscape position and slope, watershed size, geology, and soil composition, as...

Using the Backpack Lab™ Water Quality Test Kit in Education

pH, conductivity, turbidity, dissolved oxygen, phosphate, acidity, alkalinity, carbon dioxide, hardness, and nitrate are important for monitoring water quality. The Water Quality Backpack Lab contained all of the tests kits and instrumentation required to test ten of the most important water quality parameters.

Using the Hanna Backpack Lab Soil Quality Educational Test Kit in Teaching Environmental Science

The importance of soil in our ecosystem The word Soil has many definitions. By traditional definition, soil is the natural growing medium for the growth...

Measuring the pH of Sushi Rice

Sushi rice needs to be kept warmer than room temperature for best results when rolling sushi. However, this can create food safety risks which have...

The Importance of Measuring pH in Milk

The measurement of pH in milk is important in testing for impurities, spoilage, and signs of mastitis infection. While there are a number of...

Preparing a Soil Sample for Nutrient Analysis

Not sure how to prepare a sample for pH and EC/TDS testing? Follow these steps, or watch the video below. Step 1: Gather your materials. You...

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