How Does A Salinometer Work?


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A salinometer is a device that is used to determine the salinity of water. A salinometer generally works by passing an electric current through any known mass of water. Since salt water conducts electricity much more easily than pure water the salinity content of water can be easily calculated. Because of this salinometers are also known as conductivity meters.

To define salinometers better it can be said that they measure the capacity of ions that are present in an aqueous solution to carry electric current. These conductivity meters give their readings in MicroSiemens/cm and MilliSiemens/cm. Salinometers are widely used in various industries to determine the level of impurities in water. It is widely used in the power generation, chemical, textile, mining and iron and steel industries.

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