The total amount of solids in the sample, which includes: dissolved, suspended, and volatile.
A measurement of the dissolved and suspended solids in water. Hard water has a heavy load of dissolved solids. All life depends on water and too much or too little of certain dissolved materials in water can affect health. Suspended solids are floating material. Suspended material (see turbidity) affects water clarity.
The sum of the dissolved and suspended solids in a water or wastewater. Usually expressed as milligrams per liter.
(TS) is the amount of organic and inorganic matter which is contained in a water.
The TS content measures the amount of naturally remaining minerals and organic material in wastewater after all of the water has evaporated.
All the solids in wastewater or sewage water, including suspended solids and filterable solids.
The total amount of solids contamination, both suspended and non-suspended present in the lubricant. This test is indicative of carburetion problems (too rich or too lean), if the oil filter has reached the saturation point and is no longer able to remove contamination from the system, and if the air intake system is functioning properly and allowing enough air into the unit for complete burn to take place.
What remains of a coating after evaporation of the volatile portion. See “Non-Volatile.
The minerals, cells, etc. left in wastewater after evaporation of the water fraction at 103 degrees Celsius. Usually measured in mg/l.
The total amount of solids in a waste, both in solution and suspension.
The weight of all solids, dissolved and suspended, organic and inorganic, per unit volume of water; usually determined by the evaporation of a measured volume of water at 105oC in a pre-weighted dish.