Water Transparency/Turbidity Tubes
- Clear polycarbonate tube
- Numeric centimeter scale
- 4.5 cm standard secchi disc design in tube bottom
|77107||Water transparency/turbidity tube, 60cm|
|Usually ships in 3-5 days|
|77096||Water transparency/turbidity tube, 120cm|
|Usually ships in 3-5 days|
Features a clear polycarbonate tube with numeric centimeter scale on the side and a 4.5cm standard secchi disc design in the bottom of tube. Secchi disc is screwed to a rubber stopper which can be removed for easy cleaning. Drain hose with finger crimp allows sample to be drawn off until secchi pattern is visible. The 120 cm tube is also applicable for use in The GLOBE Program.
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The research is made possible through the Cooperative Science Monitoring Initiative between the US and Canada called for under the Clean Water Act of 1972.Read More
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Researchers at Clemson University will help the South Carolina Department of Transportation monitor pollutants discharged from construction sites, according to a release . The state agency wants to make sure it is ready for future federal pollution requirements.
Turbidity monitoring near active SCDOT construction sites will judge the effectiveness of the agency’s stormwater runoff protocols. SCDOT will then design enhanced methods to better control runoff from construction sites.
Heavy metals, toxic substances and biological pollutants are all associated with runoff from the sites. The study to find better ways to manage the pollutants is funded by a three-year grant from the federal government.Read More