Aqualytic provides Blue Drop Testing Equipment and Water Testing Pretoria based. We are the sole distributor of HACH Products Pretoria, Centurion and Midrand. We also supply to areas North of the N4 highway, extending to the Northwest Province, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and Gauteng. We are very proud to offer our clients with a wide variety of HACH Products. Our products includes the following: Luminescent Assays, Spectrophotometers and Colorimeters, Turbidimeters, Test kits and Portable systems.
We are rated as Level 4 B-BBEE status contributors, which provides customers with a BEE procurement recognition level of 100%.
Our mission at Aqualytic Laboratory & Environmental is to provide a meaningful contribution towards the improvement of the water quality in South Africa by means of the supply of:
- The latest technology with regards to human health related toxicology testing systems.
- High–technology and easy-to-use water testing systems, as well as Water Testing Equipment.
- Comprehensive training in the correct applications of all of the above.
What is TSS?
TSS of a water or wastewater sample is determined by pouring a carefully measured volume of water (typically one litre; but less if the particulate density is high, or as much as two or three litres for very clean water) through a pre-weighed filter of a specified pore size, then weighing the filter again after drying to remove all water. Filters for TSS measurements are typically composed of glass fibres. The gain in weight is a dry weight measure of the particulates present in the water sample expressed in units derived or calculated from the volume of water filtered (typically milligrams per litre).
If the water contains an appreciable amount of dissolved substances (as certainly would be the case when measuring TSS in seawater), these will add to the weight of the filter as it is dried. Therefore it is necessary to “wash” the filter and sample with deionized water after filtering the sample and before drying the filter. Failure to add this step is a fairly common mistake made by inexperienced laboratory technicians working with sea water samples, and will completely invalidate the results as the weight of salts left on the filter during drying can easily exceed that of the suspended particulate matter.
Contact us on: 012 664 4333 for TSS Water Purification Systems in Pretoria!