TDS-EC Calculator

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TDS-EC Calculator

How to Use the TDS-EC calculator

  1. Determine the Electrical Conductivity (EC):
    • The first step is to measure the total electrical conductivity (EC) of the water sample using an EC meter.
  2. Choose the Water Type:
    • The calculator allows you to select the water type – freshwater, seawater, or wastewater. This is important because the TDS-EC relationship can vary depending on the water composition.
  3. Input the Temperature:
    • The calculator requires the temperature of the water sample, as electrical conductivity is temperature-dependent. It will apply a temperature correction to the TDS calculation.
  4. Enter the EC Value:
    • Once you have the EC value, input it into the calculator.
  5. Calculate the TDS:
    • The calculator will then use the provided formula (TDS = EC * 0.64 for freshwater, or different factors for seawater and wastewater) to determine the Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) value.
  6. Interpret the Results:
    • The calculator will display the calculated TDS value in mg/L or ppm.

It’s important to note that the TDS-EC relationship can be more complex, as it can be influenced by the specific ionic composition of the water. The search results mention that using ion-specific conductivity coefficients may provide more accurate results, but this requires a detailed water analysis.Additionally, the search results highlight the limitations of TDS meters, as they are essentially EC meters with a built-in conversion factor, which may not always be accurate, especially for complex water compositions. For more precise TDS measurements, gravimetric analysis in a laboratory may be recommended.Overall, this TDS-EC calculator provides a quick and convenient way to estimate the TDS of a water sample based on its electrical conductivity, but users should be aware of the potential limitations and consider the water type and composition when interpreting the results.

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