Monitoring Water Quality

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 by suspended solids. The higher the turbidity, the greater the amount of scattered light. Even a very pure fluid will scatter light to a certain degree; no solution will have…

Measuring Chlorine & Turbidity in Reticultation Systems or for Mains Breaks

  Twenty years ago in July-September 1998, Sydney experienced a Water Quality Crisis involving the suspected contamination by the pathogens, cryptosporidium and giardia in the water supply system. Following the crisis, many stakeholders came together to develop a comprehensive response to minimise the chance of such an event happening again.  Some of the recommendations were…

Fluoride Measurement in Drinking Water

The use of fluoride as an additive to drinking water has been a highly debated topic for over 70 years. Although fluoride occurs naturally in many water sources, it is often added to water supply systems to provide health benefits to the public.  While the positive effects of fluoride on dental health have been scientifically…