Measurement Of Optical Turbidity Of Drinking Water Samples,Using Nephelometric And Laser Light Techniques

  • B. Sefa-Ntiri Department of Physics, University of Cape Coast, Ghana
  • P. Mensah-Amoah Department of Physics, University of Cape Coast, Ghana
  • R. J. S. Okoto Department of Laboratory Technology, University of Cape Coast, Ghana
  • E. T.Tatchie Department of Physics, University of Cape Coast, Ghana
Keywords: Turbidity, Groundwater, Nephelometric, Physicochemical, Water resources


The specific objective of this study was to directly measure drinking water turbidity of six (6) groundwater samples of surface rivers, streams and hand-dug wells from Ghana, for sustainable national development. These measurements were carried out in two research laboratories by using laser light techniques of light scattering and light transmission experiments to assist nephelometric measurements.


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