I would like to measure water turbidity in the sea. The sensor does not need to measure it in an accurate way, I just need to know if water is clear or very turbided. I know that there could be used a light scatter but I do not know what kind of sensor should I use. Could anyone help how to measure turbidity?
But it might be easier to buy a COTS sensor, its a bit more expensive but much easier. http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Turbidity-Testing-Sensor-Module-Suite/1903197650.html?spm=2114.01010208.3.17.OSVwdj&ws_ab_test=searchweb201556_9,searchweb201602_2_10017_9868_10005_10006_10034_10021_507_10022_10020_1000020_10018_10019,searchweb201603_8&btsid=6dbcca61-3e0a-4e34-9359-a6c26b268509
BTW for everyone else Turbidity is the amount of muck in the water, so it would be no good looking at the crystal clear waters off the UK coast :)
I used an array of cheap light dependent resistors hermetically sealed and used a torch. For dark water, it clearly shows a lower value than for cristal water. It is kind of a binary sensor, but I was proud of my basic invention!