Good Laboratory Practices for Taking Turbidity Measurements

Good Laboratory Practices
for taking Turbidity Measurements

  • Avoid samples containing air bubbles, coarse debris, or floating sediments—all of these can cause erroneous readings.
  • For the highest accuracy, calibrate your turbidity meter with the appropriate calibration standard in each measuring range.
  • Etched, scratched, or dirty sample vials scatter light and give inaccurate readings; always use clean tubes that have a protective case or extra long tubes to allow for handling outside the measuring area.
  • Wear latex or rubber gloves to avoid smudges or fingerprints on vial surface, and to help keep the surface clean.
  • Take readings on smooth sturdy surfaces—vibration can causes errors in your readings.

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