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Flocculation or Drift?

August 3, 2016

While testing a LISST-ABS in the laboratory with field samples, Dr. Benjamin van der Waal of Rhodes University in South Africa noticed an apparent instrument drift. He was using samples extracted from a river for this testing, so that the samples were...

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LISST-ABS vs Turbidity at the Elwha River

December 1, 2015

[Readers should be aware that due to the different nature of size dependence of optical and acoustic backscatter sensors, changes in grain size distribution can cause the two data to not track. Neither sensor holds calibration with changing grain size....

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Sediment Monitoring during Dredging Operations

November 5, 2015

Waterways, Maintenance Dredging, and Contaminated Sediment Removal Dredging is essential for creation or maintenance of navigation channels, as well as for removing contaminated sediments. The contamination of water by dredged sediments is regulated...

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LISST-ABS for Protecting Hydro Turbines from Abrasion

October 23, 2015

Sequoia manufactures two instruments based on laser diffraction for monitoring sediments entering hydro turbines. These are the LISST-Hydro and LISST-Infinite. These two produce data on sediment concentration sorted into 3 size classes – fine (<75μm),...

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LISST-ABS and Optical Turbidity Views of a River Column

August 27, 2015

The LISST-ABS would reveal rich sediment structure that turbidity misses. For measuring suspended sediments, the use of optical backscatter sensors or other turdibity sensors is widespread. At the same time, it is understood that these sensors respond...

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