I'm a consulting engineer helping to get a waste water treatment plant operational. No sewage, just water to clean up. BS&W testing on incoming water is mandatory. Occasionally, totally black water comes in and it is difficult to ascertain a good value of solids content. Certainly, after the test is performed, the water clears up and I can see the aggregate suspended solids plus prior solids, but I want a good number for solids, too. There really doesn't seem to be a good solution to timely determine this. Does anyone have any suggestions on an optimal method for determining solids content of the black water prior to centrifuging?
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