AdEdge - Model TOC - Total Organic Carbon
Total Organic Carbon, or TOC, is the measurement of organic, carbon-based contaminants in water. This contamination can occur from a wide array of sources including petroleum, PVC cement, plastics, industrial process residuals, and even bacteria.
Increased levels of TOC can create interferences with other water treatment processes, clog boiler feeds and cooling towers, and interrupt pharmaceutical processes. High levels of total organic carbon can also cause discoloration in water.