syndrome resulting from a serious acute (sometimes fatal) infection associated with the presence of staphylococcus; characterized by fever and diarrhea and nausea and diffuse erythema and shock; occurs especially in menstruating women using high-absorbency tampons
Toxic Shock Syndrome. a rare but fatal disease caused by a particular type of bacteria that can produce toxins in the body. The symptoms of TSS come on fast and are often severe. Menstrual TSS has been linked to the use of super-absorbent and synthetics in tampons.
Toxic shock syndrome. A rare but serious illness caused by poisons (toxins) released by some types of Staphylococcus aureus, a common bacteria. Most TSS occurs in association with vaginal tampon use during menses. Non-menstrual TSS risk is increased for women who use vaginal barrier contraceptives such as the cervical cap. The risk of death from TSS among barrier methods is extremely low, less than 1 in 100,000 users (0.18 actual rate).
A characteristic of wastewater that can make it more expensive to process at the wastewater treatment plant. Industries that have wastewater with a high TSS are classified as having “high-strength” wastewater.
Total Suspended Solids. A fixed volume of sample is filtered through a preweighed and washed glass fiber filter. The filter is then rinsed and dried at 103 to 105 C. The change in the weight of the filter represents the weight of suspended material. This test is typically done for surfacewater supplies and wastewater treatment plants. For drinking water, turbidity is parameter that is typically monitored.
Total suspended solids. A measure of water quality. TSS is determined by pouring a specified volume of water (typically one liter) through a pre-weighed filter of a specified pore size, and then weighing the filter after it is dried. The increase in weight is a dry weight measure of the particulates present in the water sample, usually expressed in milligrams per liter or mg/l.
Total Suspended Solids. Particles of all sizes that are suspended in a measured volume of water. TSS reduce light penetration in the water column, can clog the gills of fish and invertebrates, and are often associated with toxic pollutants because organic materials and metals tend to bind to particles.
Total suspended solids. The weight of particles that are suspended in water. Suspended solids in water reduce light penetration in the water column, can clog the gills of fish and invertebrates, and are often associated with toxic contaminants because organics and metals tend to bind to particles. Total suspended solids are differentiated from total dissolved solids by a standardized filtration process, the dissolved portion passing through the filter.
Total Suspended Solids - Total Suspended Solids (TSS) are solids in water that can be trapped by a filter. TSS can include a wide variety of material, such as silt, decaying plant and animal matter, industrial wastes, and sewage. High concentrations of suspended solids can cause many problems for stream health and aquatic life. (referenced link)
Total suspended solids. The portion of the sediment load suspended in the water column. The grain size of suspended sediment is usually less than one millimeter in diameter (clays and silts). High TSS concentrations can adversely affect primary food production and fish feeding efficiency. Extremely high TSS concentrations can impair other biological functions such as respiration and reproduction.
Total suspended solids. Solids in water that can be trapped by a filter. TSS can include a wide variety of organic and inorganic material, such as silt, decaying plant and animal matter, industrial wastes, and sewage. High concentrations can lower water quality by absorbing light, making the water warmer and reducing its ability to hold oxygen necessary for aquatic life. Because aquatic plants also receive less light, photosynthesis decreases and less oxygen is produced
Total Suspended Solids. The measure of particulate matter suspended in a sample of water or wastewater. After filtering a sample of a known volume, the filter is dried and weighed to determine the residue retained.
Telecommunications Standardization Sector. The TSS develops technically-oriented international communications standards. All member countries of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), one of the specialized agencies of the United nations, can participate in the work of TSS.