Water conductivity monitoring
question:conductivity

**Conductivity** is a measure of a solution's ability to conduct electricity, as measured in Siemens per meter (S/m). (lead image by @ddileona) This page is under development, please add background info: * Info about regulations * Info about ecological or human health impacts * Advocacy leverage points * Constraints we're working within: cost, complexity, sensitivity, time Also see resources on this page: https://publiclab.org/wiki/conductivity_sensing ## Questions [questions:conductivity] **** ## Sensors Here's a list of different conductivity sensors and measurement systems. Also see below for some Do-It-Yourself approaches to measuring conductivity, and [this page](https://publiclab.org/wiki/conductivity_sensing) for more information. * [the Coqui](/wiki/coqui) **** ## Activities Activities for people to test methods (these develop over time) [activities:conductivity] **** ## Existing work [notes:conductivity] ...


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warren "Thanks! I'd guess that's true of some of #dfrobot / #knowflow sensors too, since several of theirs ship with buffer and are off-the-shelf probes co..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
wln215 "I've notices that if these pH meters are left sitting out, or if they get used frequently enough, they need calibration. These sets come with buffe..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
warren "For one, these sensors don't seem to log data, but they're so easy to use otherwise that they seem pretty good for a workshop, for example! cc @ch..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
MadTinker " @warren You know it's pretty sad when I don't catch things like this myself :smiley: I was referring to the raw data. " | Read more » almost 4 years ago
warren "Hi, MadTinker, thanks for the info here. I was just wondering if you  meant that the Coqui itself was noisy, or if you're referring to noise in the..." | Read more » almost 4 years ago
MadTinker "I've successfully used the DFRobot TDS/conductivity sensor combined with the a Mini-Pearl system. The Coqui was much too noisy. My Arduino setup wa..." | Read more » almost 4 years ago
Bronwen "Hi! The simplest (and cheapest) conductivity sensor I can think of is the Coqui-- we have a recent blog post about it here, and I would imagine wit..." | Read more » over 4 years ago
roberts_ecofarm "Thanks Chris, We have multiple injection well sites in our county, and more in the works, so we are planning on covering a large area. We will be..." | Read more » over 4 years ago
cfastie "You are right that there has not been much follow-through at Public Lab on developing and testing DIY conductivity or total dissolved solids (TDS) ..." | Read more » over 4 years ago
warren "I love this idea. Here are some leads on connecting a TDS meter to an Arduino, if that's what you're interested in: https://forum.arduino.cc/index..." | Read more » almost 5 years ago
warren "wow!!! This is very cool. Here's an amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/s/?tag=duc0c-20&url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=tds%20aquarium " | Read more » almost 5 years ago
Ag8n "I checked Amazon. There are several tds meters that also do conductivity for a price of under $20. Since a scientific model lists for about $1000,..." | Read more » almost 5 years ago
Ag8n "Sorry. Truncated the internet address: Https://www.hydroponics.net/learn/debate_over_ec_and_tds.php " | Read more » almost 5 years ago
Ag8n "Check out: Https://www.hydroponics.net/lear All tds meters are conductivity meters, but according to the article, they may not all use the same c..." | Read more » almost 5 years ago
Ag8n "I think it is. Was hoping someone was more familiar than me. Different websites talk about charge and others about conductivity, which can be two..." | Read more » almost 5 years ago
gretchengehrke "Hi @Ag8n, Do you know how the aquarium TDS meter works? Maybe it really is just a super cheap conductivity meter? " | Read more » almost 5 years ago
WhiteRabbit "You'll probably need to correct for differences in sample temperature. i.e. temperature will affect the conductivity of the salt solution. So, to..." | Read more » over 8 years ago
DavidMack "seems like a good approach. maybe specify the type of salt: fine sea salt, table salt (with iodine), kosher salt (no iodine), or Himalayan pink sa..." | Read more » over 8 years ago
neilh20 "Hi Don, looks great procedure, and while not knowing if it actually works - it does give a procedure for establishing a range for a specific set of..." | Read more » over 8 years ago