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    A Monitor for the Continuous Measurement of Suspended Solids in Liquids

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    A development suspended solids monitor based on measurement of the depolarization of backscattered polarized light has been designed and constructed. Limited field testing indicates that this monitor when submerged in a waste stream can continuously monitor the suspended solids concentration under a variety of conditions.


    monitors, water pollution, solids, depolarization, light scattering, concentrating, industrial wastes, wastewater streams, overflows

    Author Information:

    Liskowitz, JW
    Associate professor of environmental engineering, Newark College of Engineering, Newark, N.J.

    Richardson, ASC
    Special assistant for advanced technology, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Boston, Mass.

    Committee/Subcommittee: D19.90

    DOI: 10.1520/STP33357S