discharge monitoring Articles

  • What classifies as water pollution and why is it an issue?

    The UN declared 2005-2015 as the International Decade for Action ‘Water for Life’. Yet each day thousands of people still die as a result of contaminated water. This does not even take into account the millions of organisms that perish every year thank to polluted water sources. Water pollution is a huge issue that is made more so by the fact that unfortunately, water is ...


    By Aquaread Limited

  • Monitoring Arsenic in discharges from a remediation site

    This case study describes the application of an OVA5000 at a USEPA Superfund site where high levels of arsenic contamination have ...

  • Lagoon Discharge Flow Monitoring - Case Study

    Open Channel Flow Monitoring without a Flume or Weir Township operators liked the Greyline AVFM 5.0 datalogger reporting system where formatted flow reports (total, minimum, maximum and average) could be downloaded automatically to a USB memory stick without carrying a laptop to the site. The Township of South Glengarry in Eastern Ontario discharges continuously from their ...


    By Greyline Instruments Inc.

  • Case study - Continuous discharge monitoring in Mecklenburg - Germany

    The Wallensteingraben was originally constructed as a channel and is almost 20 km long. In the context of implementing the European Water Framework Directive, goals include improving ecological passability. At the same time a measurement site for the continuous monitoring of discharge quantities was installed.  Products used include OTT SLD, OTT CBS and OTT LogoSens. Monitoring ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • Monitoring of brine discharges from seawater desalination plants in the Mediterranean

    Desalination of seawater has become an important and growing industry due to the water shortage in some Mediterranean countries. This activity may result in environmental impacts, mainly generated by the discharge into the sea of the concentrate (brine) produced. Data regarding the dispersion of these hypersaline effluents, and about their effects in the marine ecosystem, are very scarce. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Information theory applied to evaluate the discharge monitoring network of the Magdalena River

    The acquisition of good hydrologic information is an important issue in water management since it is the basis of decisions concerning the allocation of water resources to different users. However, sufficient data are often not available to describe the behaviour of such systems, especially in developing countries, where monitoring networks are inappropriately designed, poorly operated or are ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study - Discharge measurement at the river

    Due to the seasonally strong weed growth and low flow during low water periods the measurement of water level and flow at the measurement site "Kleinraschuetz“ was rather distorted. It had to be corrected by putting in additional manpower for manual measurements. Therefore it was decided to modernize the station completely and to install a stationary discharge measuring system. The ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • Cruise ship discharge assessment report

    Cruise ships operate in every ocean worldwide, often in pristine coastal waters and sensitive marine ecosystems. Cruise ship operators provide amenities to their passengers that are similar to those of luxury resort hotels, including pools, hair salons, restaurants, and dry cleaners. As a result, cruise ships have the potential to generate wastes similar in volume and character to those generated ...

  • Online discharge measurement with OTT SLD

    Background For the economic management of the waterways between Elbe and Oder it is essential to know the discharge of these rivers at defined locks. The authority for water and navigation (WSA) in Lauenburg operates hydrological stations for the measurement of water level and discharge to effectively regulate the water flow at the locks in Plau and Malliß ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • HawkEye CSO Discharge Alarm System

    Hawkeye is a two-channel GSM telemetry recorder and a joint venture between Hydro-Logic and IETG of Leeds. Hydro-Logic provide the key electronic and firmware technology basing it on our successful Hawk range of outstations. It was the first fully integrated measurement and telemetry system specifically designed to monitor the performance of Combined Sewer Overflows (CSO). All electronics ...

  • Is there mercury in your industrial wastewater discharge?

    An assessment of sampling locations for three industrial wastewater effluent piping systems is presented. The assessments provided demonstrate that by installing sampling ports at the appropriate location along an effluent stream’s piping system, truly representative samples can be collected. These real and accurate results scientifically prove that a specific industrial wastewater ...


    By Practical Applications, Inc.

  • Online discharge measurement with horizontal doppler-flow sensor

    Background The regional authority responsible for the barrages in the Free State of Saxony is in charge of the water management of the Rötha. Reservoir. This reservoir is situated close to the river Pleiße, from which the water is led over a weir into the reservoir.. Knowledge about the inflows of the reservoir is important for the water management there. So far, the ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • Case study - Discharge measurement deep within a cave

    Research is currently being conducted in the Hessenhau cave, located in southern Germany. The cave is the deepest known within the Swabian Alps at 144m (472 ft) and has a stream running through it that connects it to other caves within the area. Discharge measurements were taken in different parts of the cave with the OTT MF pro electromagnetic current meter. Reaching the bottom of the cave ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • Interviews: Ken Buesseler, Researcher into marine discharges at Fukushima

    We as scientists do have a responsibility and I hope to be able to contribute in some way“ Ken Buesseler, researcher at the Wood Hoods Oceanographic Institute is investigating the radioactivity leaked from the Fukushima nuclear power station, initially from data facilitated by the TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company) and then from samples gathered in situ. He believes that official bodies ...

  • Continuous Real Time Water Monitoring for Radiation Safety Terrorist Attack, Improper Disposal of Industrial Waste, Accidental Discharge

    Safe drinking water is essential to life on earth. Unfortunately, this vast infrastructure suffers from critical vulnerability. Keeping America safe with continuous real time water monitoring is a vital goal and is currently being addressed for biological and chemical risks. For monitoring of radionuclides in drinking water as recommended in the Safe Drinking Water Act 8, the Clean Water Act 9, ...


    By Technical Associates

  • Influence of local calibration on the quality of online wet weather discharge monitoring: feedback from five international case studies

    This paper reports about experiences gathered from five online monitoring campaigns in the sewer systems of Berlin (Germany), Graz (Austria), Lyon (France) and Bogota (Colombia) using ultraviolet–visible (UV–VIS) spectrometers and turbidimeters. Online probes are useful for the measurement of highly dynamic processes, e.g. combined sewer overflows (CSO), storm events, and river ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • AVFM 5.0 area-velocity flow meter monitors sewage lagoon discharge flow - Case Study

    The Township of South Glengarry in Eastern Ontario discharges continuously from their 72,000 m3 sewage lagoon. But they ran into flow measurement problems when their magnetic flowmeter was unable to detect seasonal low flow rates. Operations Manager, Shawn Killoran selected a Greyline AVFM 5.0 Area-Velocity Flow Monitor because it was simple to install in a horizontal discharge pipe from the ...


    By Greyline Instruments Inc.

  • A simple and flexible field-tested device for housing water monitoring sensors at point discharges

    The Water Monitoring Enclosure (WME) provides a simple and flexible housing for many types of sensors for continuous measurements of water parameters (physical, chemical, or biological) and provides the opportunity of representative sampling for external analyses. The WME ensures a minimum internal water level and this ensures that the internal monitoring equipment remains submerged even when ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The Monitoring and Pre-treatment of Brewery Trade Waste Prior to Discharge: Carlton & United Brewery

    Carlton United Brewery installed a Trade Waste Monitoring System to analyse the temperature, flows, pH and chemical compounds in their trade wastewater. This cleaner production initiative was a licensing condition of the Northern Territory's Power and Water Authority (PAWA). As a result of the pretreatment, CUB is able to discharge their brewery wastewater to sewer. Background ...


  • Field monitoring and numerical modeling as tools in effect-evaluation of waste heat and chlorination byproducts via cooling water discharges

    Power plants and other industrial facilities apply cooling water to remove waste heat from their condensers and heat exchangers. These industries are obliged to predict the thermal and environmental effects on the water bodies on which the discharge takes place in order minimize negative impact on aquatic organisms. The general approach of EC Water Framework Directive acquires the evaluation of ...


    By Sweco Nederland BV

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