Why am I Building a Turbidity Sensor?

 

Why am I Building a Turbidity Sensor?

I just spent an entire month writing a grant proposal for a PhD project to develop my very own open-sourced, affordable, turbidity sensor.

Current available sensors cost around 10,000-100,000EUR. Monitoring turbidity in a river can give you information on the total suspended sediment in the water, but why else is this parameter important? In the following video, I go through and answer the following important questions:

What is turbidity?

Why is knowing the turbidity of freshwater important?

What are the causes of varying turbidity?