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Main Title Assessment of Turbidity, Color and Odor in Water.
Author Harri, Douglas H. ;
CORP Author Anacapa Sciences, Inc., Santa Barbara, Calif.
Year Published 1972
Report Number DI-14-31-0001-3680; OWRR-C-3064(3680); 01971,; C-3064(3680)(1)
Stock Number PB-213 180
Additional Subjects ( Water treatment ; Public opinion) ; ( Water quality ; Measurement) ; ( Public opinion ; Water quality) ; Attitudes ; Standards ; Turbidity ; Color ; Odors ; Acceptability ; Water supply ; Reliability ; Nephelometers ; Optical measuring instruments ; Odometers ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-213 180 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 50p
The study was directed toward a fundamental problem of water resources management--matching the control of water quality against public acceptance of the water. Commonly used systems for measuring turbidity, color, and odor were identified and their reliability tested; combinations of turbidity, color, and odor values were related to public acceptability of water, throughout the full range of acceptability. Acceptability percentages were obtained from a total of 540 raters, and mapped for each of 125 combinations of turbidity, color, and odor values. The end product was a set of charts that can be used to obtain the water acceptability associated with any combination of color, turbidity, and odor. (Author)