The turbidity in my sample is above the turbidity range of my instrument. Can I dilute the sample?

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Document ID TE413

Published Date

Published Date 27/05/2017
Question
The turbidity in my sample is above the turbidity range of my instrument. Can I dilute the sample?
Summary
Diluting sample for turbidity measurement
Answer
It is best to use an instrument that can measure your sample without dilution, because dilution can alter the characteristics of the suspended particles and produce erroneous results. When necessary, you can dilute samples using a portion of filtered sample. Deionized or distilled water should not be used for dilution water, because some of the turbidity in the sample may dissolve. Use the Sample Filtration and Degassing Kit (catalog number 4397510) for filtering the sample. After dilution and measurement, multiply the displayed result by the dilution factor.