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EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > SUSPENDED SOLIDS

Definition:
Particulate matter suspended in the water column, greater than
0.45 micrometers, as distinguished from dissolved solids which are less
than 0.45 micrometers. Synonymous with Particulates.


Reference:
Adapted from: Webster's College Dictionary. 1991. Random House.