Definitions for "Parts per trillion"
Number of parts of a chemical found in 1 trillion parts of a particular gas, liquid, or solid.
Compare? One ppt is comparable to one drop in a swimming pool covering the area of a football field 43 ft. deep.
Units commonly used to express low concentrations of contaminants. For example, 1 ounce of trichloroethylene (TCE) in 1 million ounces of water is 1 ppm. 1 ounce of TCE in 1 trillion ounces of water is 1 ppt.