Turbidity know-how

For almost 140 years, Lovibond® stands for pioneering developments in the production of instruments for water analysis. With our own team of world-renowned turbidity experts and our own research and development, we have long been producing the best turbidimeters on the market. The Lovibond® portfolio offers solutions to problems in all application areas with new technologies and groundbreak-ing developments.

include the PTV series of on-line process turbidimeters, which, with its many technical solutions, signifies a new generation, especially in drinking water monitoring. Until then, bubble-free measure-ment was pure wishful thinking for many users, as was app-controlled monitoring and the problem-free networking of several devices. Read here what exactly the PTV series has to offer.

With our new T-CAL® turbidity standards, we provide the full range of ready-to-use standards and formazin solutions that can also be used with devices from all other manufacturers. They are ready to use immediately for your turbidity measurement.

As the latest development, the new TB350 turbidimeter with its unique, patent-pending sensor technology provides a unique range of measuring ranges: both samples with very low and very high turbidity can be checked here in a particularly user-friendly way - whether in the laboratory or mobile directly on site. Discover the best turbidity meter currently available on the market for both laboratory and mobile use.

Compliance and light sources
ISO and the US EPA are the two main organisations that govern the design critera of a turbidimeter and set specifications or even regulations for turbidity measurement. Compliance to one of these standards is regionally based.
Drinking water treatment : PTV 1000 field test report
When disinfecting surface water or water that is affected by surface water during treatment in waterworks, checking the turbidity is of crucial importance for choosing the optimum disinfection effiency. With the PTV 1000 series instruments, Lovibond® has developed on-line turbidimeters that successfully handles the usual problems in this area in practice. This has now been confirmed by a long-term test in the drinking water treatment of a Dutch waterworks.
Turbidity Measurement
In pool water, turbidity is an indication for the effectiveness of the filter system and cleaning agents. In drinking water it indicates the possible bacterial growth. In sewage treatment plants the turbidity is an indicator of quality in the cleaning procedures. In industries, turbidity is a quality criterion for products. The cause of turbidity is usually tiny small particles or droplets that do not dissolve in the surrounding liquids.
The Science Behind Your Turbidity Measurements
The Lovibond® PTV Series of Process Turbidimeters offers four different incident light sources. These different light sources were needed to meet regulatory requirements, which differ across the world. The PTV 1000 WL, PTV 2000 and PTV 6000 variations are approved by the USEPA under the Safe Drinking Water Act and are applicable for use in reporting filter effluent and combined filter effluent turbidities from drinking water plants. The PTV 1000 IR version complies with the ISO 7027 design criteria for turbidity measurement below 40 FNU3. With respect to these three versions of turbidimeters, it is only the light source that differs. Although these four light sources are regulatory approved, they are expected to deliver slightly different results. These differences and their causes will be discussed.
Applications of continuous turbidity measurement in drinking water processing
The monitoring of the indicator parameter turbidity with a limit value of 1 NTU / FNU is one of the legal obligations of the operator of a waterworks and is considered to be complied with if this value is maintained at the waterworks exit. In-house laboratories usually take on these tasks and report the results to the responsible supervisory authority according to a defined sampling plan.