raw water sample A water sample gathered prior to treatment of any kind.
reach The length of a river between two gaging stations. More generally, any length of a river.
a water sample. The alkalinity is measured by the amount of
standard sulfuric acid required to lower the pH of the water
to a pH level of 4.5, as indicated by the change in color of ...
Blinds: Water samples containing a chemical of known concentration given a fictitious company name and slipped into the sample flow of the lab to test the impartiality of the lab staff ...
A series of water samples taken over a given period of time and weighted by flow rate.
Two or more different elements held together in fixed proportions by attractive forces called chemical bonds.
The alkalinity in a water sample measured by the amount of standard acid needed to lower the pH to a level of 8.3 as indicated by the change of colour of the phenolphthalein from pink to clear.
The more complex or difficult measurements are those that come from analytical methods, typically requiring a water sample to be collected, preserved, and later analyzed in a laboratory setting.
Water samples in 25 cities contained chromium-6 at concentrations higher than 0.06 parts per billion (ppb), the "safe maximum" recently proposed by California regulators.
Preservative: A chemical added to organic (or inorganic) water samples to maintain the integrity of the sample. Some common preservatives include nitric acid, hydrochloric acid, phosphoric acid, sodium hydroxide, and refrigeration.
Phenolphthalein Alkalinity: The alkalinity in a water sample measured by the amount of standard acid needed to lower the pH to a level of 8.3 as indicated by the change of color of the phenolphthalein from pink to clear.
A measure of the total alkalinity in a water sample. The alkalinity is measured by the amount of standard sulfuric acid required to lower the pH of the water to a pH level of 4.
Nephelometric: Method of of measuring turbidity in a water sample by passing light through the sample and measuring the amount of the light that is deflected.
An estimate of microbial density per unit volume of water sample, based on probability theory.
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Methyl Orange Alkalinity- A measure of the total alkalinity in a water sample in which the color of methyl orange reflects the change in level.
Total chlorine residual The total amount of chlorine residual present after a given contact time in a water sample, regardless of the type of chlorine. See also residual chlorine; total chlorine.
Wells that are used primarily to remove contaminated groundwater from the ground. Water level measurements and water samples can also be collected from extraction wells.
Colony Forming Units (CFU): bacterial colonies cultured from a water sample. CFUs indicate the water's level of bacterial concentration.
Volatile solids (VS) is the amount of matter which volatilizes (or burns) when a water sample is heated to 550EC.
Turbidity: A measure of material, usually fine sediments, suspended in water; determined by passing light through a water sample.
A long pipe with a valve at the lower end, used to remove slurry from the bottom or side of a well as it is being drilled or to obtain a water sample from a developed well.
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monitoring wells : Wells used to collect ground-water samples for analysis to determine the amount, type, and spread of contaminants In ground water.
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Total Dissolved Solids (TDS): concentration of all substances dissolved in water (solids remaining after evaporation of a water sample).
monitoring well A well used either to collect water samples for purposes of water quality testing, or to measure groundwater levels. MODFLOWA computer code developed by the U.S.
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