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Turbidity as a Surrogate for the Determination of Total Phosphorus, Using Relationship Based on Sub-Sampling Techniques
 
 
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Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Prishtina, Hasan Prishtina, Rr. George Bush Nr. 31, 10000 Pristina, Kosovo
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Laura Kusari   

Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Prishtina, Hasan Prishtina, Rr. George Bush Nr. 31, 10000 Pristina, Kosovo
 
Ecol. Eng. Environ. Technol. 2022; 4:88–93
 
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One of the most challenging issues regarding water quality control is the lack of adequate measurements and lack of data on many water quality constituents. Since water quality is highly variable during time and space, traditional grab sampling often misses extreme events and the result isn’t always a representative one. This paper evaluated the usefulness of turbidity measurement as a surrogate for the determination of the Total Phosphorus. Instead of in-situ sensors for real time turbidity measurements, another approach was taken during this investigation. The suitability of using turbidity as a surrogate for TP was investigated using prepared subsamples, each with different concentration of water quality constituents. Laboratory results, with the use of the linear regression techniques, enabled the development of the model that relates the total phosphorus to turbidity. The linear regression equation developed, TP = 0.3942TTU – 3.4279 shows that there is a very good prediction of the total phosphorus based on the turbidity measurement, with the correlation coefficient as good as R2=0.8782 and p-value less than 0.5. Even though the equation is site specific, and more investigation is needed, we conclude that it can be used in similar situations, when there is a lack of monitoring programs.