Water monitoring involves many different activitites, from ensuring the quality of surface or underground water, both for human beings and animal life, to the monitoring of a country’s water infrastructure. Wireless sensor networks are becoming increasingly popular in this area and ADVANTICSYS has already explored its use for many novel applications.
The technology of Spectral Fluorescence Signatures (SFS) is a very sensitive and selective tool to monitor many industrial processes on site and in real-time. The SFS analyzer series – SFS-Scanner and Instant Screener spectrofluorometers - are capable of detecting target substances even in complex mixtures without any pre-treatment of the samples.
Problem: Nitrate, the most stable form of nitrogen in water, is found in both ground and surface water and originates from both natural and anthropogenic sources. Due to its high solubility in water, nitrate is not filtered out from groundwater like other contaminants. Removing nitrates from source water is important as elevated levels in drinking water can cause serious health effects when ingested.
Problem: Trace contamination in ultrapure water (UPW) can have detrimental effects on a manufacturing process in Semiconductor, Power Generation and Pharmaceutical industries. Onsite treatment is conducted to further remove trace impurities from source water.
Problem: A challenging aspect of drinking water treatment is often predicting or monitoring the changes that occur with incoming water quality. Seasonality, weather events, agricultural practices or upstream discharges can influence the quality of both ground and surface water over time. With multiple variables impacting source waters, monitoring historical trends may not be sufficient to predict raw water changes or detect uncharacteristic events.
IR-Spectroscopy is not limited to gases, solid materials and pure liquids but also facilitates the measurement of solutes in aqueous media. Though, due to the strong and temperature dependent absorption of water, the usage of conventional IR-transmission and ATR accessories is not very suitable for the analysis in water. The CONFOCHECK is a dedicated FT-IR system for the fast, easy and sensitive analysis of aqueous samples. Using this system, preparing, measuring and evaluating any aqueous sample takes typically...
The chemistry underpinning electrolysed water (EW) has been known for centuries, in fact demonstrations were performed in the first decade of the 19th century at the Royal Society by Nicholson, Carlise and Davy. The first large scale application of electrochemical disinfection occurred a century later when the technology was used on a large scale for disinfecting drinking water. Electrolysed Water is produced by inducing an over-potential in a saline solution. This is similar in principle to the storage of...
Water is a critical component of almost any industry’s process and careful monitoring of water chemistry can have a dramatic impact on your quality, environmental impact, and bottom line. However, it is often difficult for operators to understand how their water chemistry will impact their process, particularly when the tools to acquire that data often don’t exist. This makes it incredibly costly and difficult to acquire the data you need to make decisions.
Diseases related to contamination of drinking water constitute a major burden on human health. The manufacturing, processing and distribution of safe water throughout the water cycle will raise the need for efficient monitoring systems detecting in real-time contamination, be it chemical or biological. Infectious diseases caused by pathogenic bacteria and parasites are the most common and widespread health risk associated with drinking-water. A number of chemical contaminants have been shown to cause adverse...
Determining chlorinated organics in waste water of the oxychlorination process is for reasons of environmental compliance. The on-line analyzer system uses a scrubber system where a carrier flow is bubbling through the water. The vapor phase is measured by a Flame Ionization Detector (FID) and is a measure for chlorinated organics of the water.
Collecting, treating and distributing water to consumers and industry, in compliance with quality standards, means a challenging task to water companies. Both private as public water treatment entities have to manage carefully and sustainably their sources, processes and even distribution networks. AppliTek supports them not only with an extended portfolio of analyzers but also with its experience in the advice, design and construction of complete monitoring systems and stations.
Improved waste management through automation can deliver more efficient waste treatment, reduced energy and chemical consumption and improved effluent quality. The cost of treatment and trade discharge can thus be significantly reduced.
Problem: To operate safely and efficiently, cargo ships take in water to provide stability. This water, referred to as ballast, carries all kinds of bacteria, microbes and micro-algae. The ballast water must inevitably be discharged when the ship takes on cargo, often thousands of kilometers away from the port of origin, transferring pathogens and aquatic organisms that can cause serious environmental, economic and health problems.
KISTERS has developed a specific version of WISKI with unique benefits for those monitoring Alpine Regions. Some of its advanced features include specialized calculations for measuring precipitation, snow, sediment transport and water balances in catchments.
Problem: Organic matter (UV254/TOC) in drinking water can react with chlorine to form harmful disinfection by-products (DBPs). Some removal of TOC is achieved through the conventional drinking water treatment processes, while carbon absorption may be used to further enhance the removal of TOC prior to chlorine disinfection.
The purpose of determining water (moisture) content in liquid EDC (ethylene dichloride) is to decrease risk of corrosion and damage to production units downstream. This is determined at two sampling points in the process: EDC purification unit – top Light Column. EDC purification unit – top Heavies Column. For all other analytical solutions in the chlorination process, please browse the On-line Analyzers Suite under Products & Solutions.
The purpose of determining water (moisture) content in liquid VC (vinyl chloride) is to decrease risk of corrosion and damage further downstream the process. The on-line analyzer system uses a selective H2O measurement by means of multi-wavelength infrared.
Protea was asked to supply a high level ammonia (NH3) measurement system for a waste water treatment plant. The reflux drums at the inlet to two ammonia stripping towers needed to be measured continuously. Protea designed a solution based around our Solus TDLAS analyser platform and a high level dilution system. The Solus analyser was configured for NH3 measurements in the range 0-500ppm. A dilution system incorporating special dilution probe and 19` control panel was installed before the analyser. This gave a...