• Setting New Standards: The TB350 Redefines Turbidity Measurement

Water/Wastewater

Setting New Standards: The TB350 Redefines Turbidity Measurement

Apr 09 2024

In today's world marked by unprecedented disasters, climate change, and global crises, the importance of clean drinking water cannot be overstated. Turbidity measurement stands as a crucial parameter in ensuring water quality and safety. Lovibond® introduces the TB350 turbidity meter, setting new standards with its unparalleled accuracy and innovative Multipath BLAC® 90° sensor technology. This mobile, laboratory-grade instrument offers numerous solutions for field and environmental studies and wastewater treatment.

Low turbidity water, measuring below 20 NTU, may seem visually appealing, yet it poses health risks as pathogens can lurk within imperceptible particles. Turbidity serves as a crucial indicator enabling the detection of various suspended matter like sediments, minerals, and microorganisms. It not only signals the presence of harmful microorganisms but also acts as an effective gauge for potential hazards across the entire water supply chain, from catchment to consumption. By aiding in the enhancement of drinking water treatment plants and disinfection processes, turbidity proves invaluable. Hence, national authorities prioritize monitoring turbidity using cutting-edge instruments. The World Health Organization (WHO) underscores the importance of maintaining turbidity levels below 1 NTU for ensuring safe drinking water quality.

The TB350 offers unmatched accuracy for both low and high range turbidity samples, ranging from 0.01 to 4,000 NTU. This precision is achieved through Lovibond®'s new patented Multipath 90° BLAC® technology which is based on the sophisticated arrangement of two 90° detectors. As a result, they respond extremely reliably and accurately to a wide range of particle sizes and shapes in any sample. BLAC® (Backscattered Light Absorbing Cavity) is a light-absorbing trap that perfectly eliminates stray light and delivers highly accurate results for low turbidity from 1 NTU down to 0.01 NTU.

Moreover, the TB350 comes equipped with a range of features to enhance usability and efficiency. Versions with Infrared Light and White Light comply with industry regulations such as ISO 7027 and US EPA standards. The "Fast-Settling" mode facilitates measurements of samples containing rapidly settling particles.

Ease of use is further enhanced by a full-color touchscreen and a multi-lingual graphical interface, offering animated and guided procedures for straightforward data management. Data logging capabilities allow for the recording of crucial information such as testing location, operator identification, and time/date stamps, which can be easily transferred to a computer via USB.

One of the standout features of the TB350 is its new rechargeable NiMH-battery pack, offering longer operating times and fast charging cycles via USB-C.

Furthermore, Lovibond® offers a comprehensive range of turbidity standards with its T-CAL® series, providing long-term stable standards for calibration and verification. These standards eliminate preparation errors offering peace of mind and compliance with ISO and US EPA standards.

In summary, the TB350 turbidity offers laboratory accuracy as a portable solution. With its innovative technology, user-friendly interface, and additional features like the rechargeable NiMH-battery pack, it stands as a reliable solution for ensuring safe and healthy drinking water in a world facing increasing environmental challenges.


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