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Prediction of Suspension Turbidities from Aggregate Size Distribution

Treweek, Gordon P. and Morgan, James J. (1980) Prediction of Suspension Turbidities from Aggregate Size Distribution. In: Particulates in water : characterization, fate, effects, and removal. Advances in Chemistry. No.189. American Chemical Society , Washington, DC, pp. 329-351. ISBN 9780841204997.

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The turbidity of a coagulating, but noncoalescing, suspension cannot be determined directly because of interference between scattered waves and phase shifts in transmitted waves. This research developed a "coalesced-sphere" light scattering model which was applied to a noncoalescing, coagulating system to predict, within reasonable limits, the suspension turbidity. The application of the coalesced-sphere model for aggregates in the Mie scattering regime allows the calculation of the turbidity per size interval caused by particulates in the coagulated suspension. Knowledge of the turbidity fraction can lead to improved design of phase-separation devices, such as water and wastewater filters, so they remove the portion of the size distribution that contributes most significantly to the overall suspension turbidity.

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Additional Information:© 1980 American Chemical Society. Received October 10, 1978. Published in print 1 November 1980.
Series Name:Advances in Chemistry
Issue or Number:189
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Official Citation:Prediction of Suspension Turbidities from Aggregate Size Distribution GORDON P. TREWEEK and JAMES J. MORGAN Particulates in Water. November 1, 1980 , 329-351 DOI:10.1021/ba-1980-0189.ch015
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