Nephelometric Turbidity Unit


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Terms & Synonyms

Official WHO Definition

Method of of measuring turbidity in a water sample by passing light through the sample and measuring the amount of the light that is deflected (USEPA 1989). A unit that expresses the amount of turbidity (or cloudiness) in water (Symons et al. 2000).See NTU

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Interpretations and Explanations


Symons JM, Bradley LC and Cleveland TC (2000) The drinking water dictionary, American Water Works Association. US Environmental Protection Agency. Glossary of Environmental Terms and Acronym List. Washington, D.C., 1989.

WHO Lexicon page (translations and examples)

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