What is TDS Level? Exploring Total Dissolved Solids in Water


You can easily observe around you that almost 9 out of 10 houses have RO purifiers in their home for purified water because of the increasing pollution in water resources which ultimately leads to the spreading of various water-borne diseases. Although it is said based on a survey that an RO removes 99% of bacteria including minerals that are harmful to us also it is said that RO has the tendency to keep the pH low which results in the increase of acidity which in the long run is harmful to us which needs to be taken care off. But, one more thing that is required to be checked while getting drinking water from the RO is the TDS.

What is TDS in water?

Yes, you are right today our emphasis will be on the TDS which stands for Total Dissolved Solids, and you might be thinking What is TDS in water then let us tell you that it is nothing but the concentration of inorganic as well as organic substances in the water that includes minereals, salts, ions, metals and other compounds. So, today we welcome our readers for a new topic that we are going to explore here the TDS, we are Trity Enviro Solution, a Ghaziabad-based wastewater treatment plant manufacturer that are most demanding in the industry because of quality services that are being delivered by us constantly to our customers.

  • Our topic is the exploration of total dissolved solids which is often abbreviated as TDS, is typically measured in parts per million(ppm) or milligrams per litre (mg/L). TDS clearly indicates the quality of water through the report that the higher the TDS shows the higher the concentration of dissolved solids.
  • Another thing is that TDS levels in drinking water depend on the source of water, for example, water from a well in a mineral-rich area might have more TDS as compared to water from a pristine mountain stream and also the level of TDS can be influenced through the human activities industrial runoff as well as pollution etc.

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Read Also:- Difference between pH and TDS in the water

How TDS levels in drinking water

Apart from knowing about Why is TDS important in water, we also need to know about how the TDS levels in drinking water affect its taste. So, here one thing is very clear TDS can affect the taste of water but how, the answer to this question is that because of the presence of various dissolved solids in the water like minerals, salts, metals and other organic compounds etc. Although, there are many other factors that affect the taste of water that are discussed below in a brief:

  1. Mineral Flavour- In areas where the the TDS is of moderate level, the taste of water might be different due to the presence of minerals like calcium, magnesium potassium etc. This can have an earthy taste of water which one might like or find pleasant.
  2. Salty or Bitter Taste- Sometimes it happens that the TDS level goes high in the water and this happens because of the presence of salts like sodium chloride which makes it salty and it often happens in the places where the salinity is high.
  3. Metallic Taste- In some areas, the taste of water results in a metallic taste which happens due to the presence of a higher amount of iron or copper which results in this kind of taste which one might not like but it is also linked with water quality issues.
  4. Impurities and contaminants- Sometimes it happens that if the TDS in the water contains pollutants then it results in the insertion of an off-putting taste as well as odours and we can understand it through an example that water with high TDS level due to industrial or agricultural running off may contain pollutants that might affect the taste of the water.

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