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.