ROLE OF TOTAL DISSOLVED SALTS (TDS) IN ASSESSMENT OF WATER QUALITY
only information obtained from a TDS meter or measurement is,
as the name implies the following:
is a measure of the Total Dissolved Salts in the water and
sometimes also incorrectly stated to measure the Total Dissolved Solids.
correct scientific definition of the TDS measurement is in fact the
determination of the Total Dissolved Salts.
important information obtained from this analytical measurement is very
plain and simple, how much mineral salt is dissolved in the water under
other information can be obtained or deduced from the simple TDS analytical
Please take note that
TDS is but one of the 20 analytical parameters
required to gauge the quality of a water source.
The problem with the sales people is that they say that the TDS meter
is showing you that the water is dirty, impure (in the sense of unsafe
to drink) which is simply not true.