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Title: Strategy for the use of field instrumentation in water quality monitoring
Author: National Rivers Authority South West Region
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
The potential for cost saving by moving programmed monitoring from laboratories to field instruments was reviewed, together with wider aspects of the role of field measurements in Water Quality monitoring. Dissolved oxygen, pH, ammonia (and turbidity as an index of effluent quality) should be moved to field monitoring for cost saving reasons, to reduce sampling error caused by their high short term variability and to assist in pollution prevention by provision of real time data in the field. Ammonia will require more work to meet the monitoring performance requirements.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1994
Publication Place: Exeter
Subject Keywords: pHWater quality measurementsSamplingField experimentationLaboratory experimentationCost benefit analysis
Extent: 21; + appendices
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:3818
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