Salinity Analysers

What is Salinity?

Salinity is defined as the concentration of dissolved salts in water, encompassing a wide variety of salts beyond just sodium chloride (table salt). It represents a fundamental characteristic of water bodies, influencing their chemical properties, biological diversity, and physical dynamics. Salinity is typically measured in parts per thousand (ppt), grams per litre (g/L), or practical salinity units (PSU), providing essential insights into the saline nature of various aquatic environments, from oceans to rivers and lakes.

In the context of water treatment, understanding and managing salinity is of paramount importance. Water with high salinity levels poses challenges for treatment processes, particularly in desalination operations where the objective is to remove dissolved salts to produce potable water. High salinity can affect the efficiency of treatment technologies, such as reverse osmosis, by increasing the energy required for salt separation and potentially leading to membrane fouling. Therefore, accurate measurement and control of salinity are crucial in ensuring the effectiveness of water treatment systems and safeguarding water quality for various uses, from drinking and industrial applications to agriculture.


Monitoring Salinity in Water Treatment

Monitoring salinity in water treatment processes is a critical aspect of ensuring the safety and efficacy of water for various uses, including drinking, irrigation, and industrial applications. Salinity, which measures the concentration of dissolved salts in water, can significantly impact water quality and treatment methodologies. Accurate and timely monitoring of salinity levels is essential, particularly in processes such as desalination and reverse osmosis, where the removal of dissolved salts is a primary goal to make water potable or suitable for specific uses.


Swan Analytical Salinity Analysers