Project

About the project

Description

In this study we performed comparative measurements using various common turbidity sensors, including optical scattering and acoustic scattering instrumentation, and compared and contrasted the results with respect to estimating particle load (TSS concentration), and/or Particle Size Distributions (PSDs). Studies were conducted in a controlled laboratory- based setting with a range of different sediment types primarily obtained from the Pilbara coast.

Aims

To determine whether sediment samples can be collected in the field and subsequently be measured in a tank to determine physical/optical properties representative of the field conditions.

Details

Program: Dredging Science Program

Completed: 2018

Location: Pilbara and Kimberley

Project Leader: Peter Fearns

Email: info@wamsi.org.au

Publications

Final Report