Water quality

Rivers, oceans, lakes, aquifers, groundwater, stormwater, urban canals, underground streams, estuaries, and more -- we are passionate about water quality! This page will help you find resources to explore the waterbodies you care about, and connect with other people who have the same interests: ### Questions on Water Quality: [questions:water-quality] **** ## Monitoring * [Water sampling](/water-sampling) * [Water sensors](/water-sensors) * Posts on #water-monitoring * Posts on #water-testing * Posts on #reagents ## Water quality parameters Read about different water quality parameters here, including pH, nitrogen, conductivity, temperature, ORP and turbidity: * https://publiclab.org/common-water-contaminants Also see this overview of 7 ways to monitorn water quality: * https://publiclab.org/notes/anngneal/12-08-2017/7-ways-to-measure-monitor-and-evaluate-water-quality ## Groups and projects working on water quality issues: [wikis:project:water-quality] **** ## Water quality related pages [wikis:parent:water-quality] **** ## Activities [activities:water-quality]...

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Ag8n "Error here. It should not be objective c, as noted above. It should be some plastics are showing higher extractables than bulk water. Something..." | Read more » 17 days ago
Ag8n "Getting a hold of the USP used to be difficult and expensive. While current USP may still be expensive, here is a source for older versions. "Pha..." | Read more » 17 days ago
Ag8n "USP/BP/EP means United States Pharmacopoeia,BP is British Pharmacopoeia, and EP is European Pharmacopoeia. Sections of the USP are divided into mo..." | Read more » 17 days ago
Ag8n "The CO2 produced can be measured several ways. Each method has advantages and disadvantages and depends on the final use of the instrument. For exa..." | Read more » 17 days ago
Ag8n "If you want an overview of TOC, Wikipedia is a good start. The current article seems pretty thorough ( dated 19 July 2022 by Any c..." | Read more » 17 days ago
Ag8n "Previous methods could be somewhat hazardous. To give an example, ammonia related chemicals often work their way into drug compounds. It can be f..." | Read more » 25 days ago
Ag8n "Going back over this. We did a lot of work with total organic carbon (TOC). According to Dr. Paul Whitehead at egalabwater.com (the blog title is..." | Read more » 25 days ago
warren "Thank you for the links and the explanations!!! " | Read more » 7 months ago
Ag8n "We also used graphite furnace AA, also called GFAA. One common analytical instrument is ICP (inductively coupled plasma). I've used them a couple..." | Read more » 7 months ago
Ag8n "Another reference. "Some recent developments in atomic fluorescence spectrosopy" by T.S.West Analytical Chemistry, ( presented at 26 th internati..." | Read more » 7 months ago
Ag8n "Here are a couple of reference: "Studies in atomic fluorescence spectroscopy -III:microwave excited electrodeless discharge tubes as spectral sour..." | Read more » 7 months ago
warren "Hmm... I guess it seems like a tough setup for my skill set. What does the microwave version look like? " | Read more » 7 months ago
Ag8n "You know, getting a couple of these that could be "disposable" might not be a bad idea. Working with 400 volts isn't a terribly high voltage, but ..." | Read more » 7 months ago
Ag8n "That looks like a hollow cathode lamp. We used perkin elmer, not fisher, so there could be differences. The lamp should have the element it can d..." | Read more » 7 months ago
Ag8n "Aanalyst (a model of atomic absorption spectrometer that we had)hollow cathode lamps new are running for about $350. So when there are hollow cat..." | Read more » 7 months ago
Ag8n "That looks like a hollow cathode lamp. But there are other kinds. It should have the element on the base plus usually the operating current range..." | Read more » 7 months ago
warren "https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/0039914070800819 " | Read more » 7 months ago
warren "Interesting. It's like a high power version of this? https://www.ebay.com/itm/324819370181 Does this take high voltage to run? " | Read more » 7 months ago
Ag8n "I worked a lot on lead with atomic aborpion(AA) and related techniques. The two lead lines we normally used were 283 nm and 214 nm. Of course, the..." | Read more » 7 months ago
Ag8n "The first article from" research gate "is a little more interesting. It has lead forming something similar to chelates. The summary of the articl..." | Read more » 7 months ago
Ag8n "The last paper mentioned above is(I think) using chemiluminesence to generate the light(Flouescent detection of lead in... ByYan- Shiuan Wu, Et a..." | Read more » 7 months ago
Ag8n "On battery life- it wasn't very good. Mercury (as in mercury lamps) have a lot of lines that go all through the uv/vis spectrum. For a while(as in ..." | Read more » 7 months ago
warren "Definitely these can be dangerous for the eyes. The LEDs seem nice because they are a little less 1800s feeling than those tiny tiny mercury bulbs!..." | Read more » 7 months ago
Ag8n "I got one of the 254 nm UVC lamps that might be usable for an uv/vis instrument as a gift . It's advertised as for sterilization of surfaces. The ..." | Read more » 7 months ago