Electrical Conductivity of Water
Electrical conductivity measured in Siemens (S) and represents a fluid’s ability to conduct electricity or pass an electrical flow. Temperature and concentration of free ions in the fluid determine electrical conductivity.
Water’s electrical conductivity will tell us the concentration of salts or solids dissolved in the fluid; higher concentration means higher conductivity.
Electrical Conductivity Definition
The use of electrical conductance as a water quality indicator is good for estimating the amount of mineralization and is commonly used for total dissolved solids. Conductance can be used for assessing the effect of diverse ions on chemical equilibrium, physiological effects on plants or animals, corrosion rates, etc. more….>>>
Electrical Conductivity of Water and Significance
The range of specific conductance of natural waters should approximate that of total dissolved solids based on a correction factor. The relationship between ionic concentration and conductance can be easily determined for most streams after an appropriate number of samples have been analyzed for dissolved solids and electrical conductance. more….>>>
Chemical Water Quality Parameters
pH of Water
Relation of Acidity and Alkalinity in Water
Primary Anions and Cations in Water
Dissolved Gasses in Water
Primary Nutrients in Water and Eutrophication
Toxic Constituents in Water
Pesticides in Water
Oil in Water