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Comparing Different Methods of Assessing Turbidity
In this project three different methods of testing turbidity in water will be compared, the secchi disk, spectrophotometer, and turbidity test kit. Turbidity is caused by suspended particles that scatter light passing through water. Investigating turbidity in water is very important because SAV's (Submerged Aquatic Vegetation) need light to carry out photosynthesis, and if the turbidity is too high then the SAV's get less light and they might die.
This project has two sections. The first section is, to determine if the readings from the spectrophotometer, secchi disk, and turbidity test kit correlate. From here on out this will be referred to as "Problem 1". The second section is to determine which test is the most precise, and will give the same result if repeated by another person. From here on out this will be referred to as "Problem 2".
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