sediment sensor Articles

  • A Multi-Sensor Piezometer for Shallow Marine Sediments in Coastal Environments

    A multi-sensor piezometer has been developed to measure dynamic excess and ambient pore pressures in shallow marine sediments under the effect of surface waves, tides, and currents. The probe consists of a shaft (1.5 m long with five porous stones at subseafloor depths ranging from 0.10 to 0.93 m) and two upper chambers (one that is hermetically sealed for the transducer electronics and another ...


    By ASTM International

  • Dredging contaminated sediments at an active impact range: an ordnance avoidance success

    At Eagle River Flats, the challenge was to remediate the white phosphorous but leave the UXO (unexploded ordnance) behind. The solution was a dredge system that can withstand a big bang. Eagle River Flats, an estuarine salt marsh located at Fort Richardson in Alaska, has been used by the armed forces for over 50 years as an artillery impact area. During the 1980's, thousands of dead and dying ...

  • Case Study: Liz Bagshaw on the IRC sensors

    Our infrared IR’C sensors have been making waves in the world of glacial meltwater monitoring. Glacial environments are key indicators of global warming and climate change. They’re also home to a diverse range of microorganisms. Both of these need to be quantified and monitored, but doing this isn’t easy because of the cold, remote environments in which they are found. To combat ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • 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

  • Comparing Optical Turbidity With LISST-ABS

    For measuring suspended sediments, the use of optical backscatter sensors or other turdibity sensors is widespread. At the same time, it is understood that these sensors respond to total particle area, not volume or mass. In other words, optical turbidity sensors have this property: their sensitivity decreases with increasing grain size. The decrease follows 1/diameter. This has been published ...


    By Sequoia Scientific, Inc.

  • How the LISST-ABS works

    INTRODUCTION: Sequoia’s Acoustic Backscatter Sensor, LISST-ABS is designed to measure suspended sediment concentration at a point. Unlike ADCP’s which may record similar backscatter strength at multiple points along the acoustic beams (‘ranges’), the LISST-ABS  only reports backscatter signal strength at a single point about 5 cm from the transducer. The ...


    By Sequoia Scientific, Inc.

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

    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.

  • Controlling Sludge in Lamella Clarifiers

    This month we are focusing on the control of sludge blanket build up in Lamella Clarifiers. Lamella Clarifiers, also known as Inclined Plate Separators (IPS) are in common use at Waste Water Treatment Sites as small footprint plant settlement units and are often employed in ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • New sludge blanket level analyzer from Entech

    Entech Design, Inc.’s BinMinder 9300 features a multi-channel analyzer designed for superior sludge level detection in the full range of water and wastewater applications. The system consists of an analyzer that is capable of operating from one to four sensors or transducers for reliable and cost-effective measurement. Measurements are made by transmitting a high frequency sound wave and ...


    By Entech Design, Inc.

  • Lagoon Discharge Flow Monitoring

    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.

  • Wastewater engineers go with the flow

    The efficiency of maintenance work has been improved by water treatment engineers employing Intellisonde monitors in their final effluent. Designed primarily to measure water quality, the Intellisondes also measure flow, and this reading is being used to detect the accumulation of debris that necessitates a maintenance visit. Wastewater treatment efficiency is often measured by the analysis of ...


    By Intellitect Water Ltd

  • Portable Remotely Operated Drill (PROD): Hydrocarbon Sensing System

    Proven Technology Benthic’s prototype Hydrocarbon Sensing System (HSS) analyses drill returns for the presence of hydrocarbons as they pass through PROD before being vented on the seafloor. The System, in its present form, includes two hydrocarbon sensors in line with the drill returns path. Drill returns, composed of seawater drawn from above PROD and pumped down the drill ...


    By Franatech GmbH

  • OSU Researchers Deploy Stevens Equipment in Study of Green Infrastructure Treatment for Groundwater Runoff

    Stormwater runoff pollution is a serious issue that faces almost every urban and suburban environment. In older city infrastructure, runoff from roofs, parking lots, and streets flows directly into the sewer system and must be handled by the municipal wastewater treatment facility, increasing the amount of work the system must undertake. For the past 30 years, the infrastructure for stormwater ...

  • Finding the needle in the hay stack - tracing seabed gas seepages using hullborne multibeam echo sounder, and AUV based sonar and optical systems case study

    Scientific objective A better understanding of the shallow geological systems in the Barents Sea with particular attention to fluid flow Specific objectives Identify regional spatial distribution of gas flares within an area of 3000 km2 in the Barents Sea Identify and describe associated structures (i.e. pockmarks, carbonate reefs) using ...


    By Franatech GmbH

  • Monitoring watershed health

    Background Municipal water quality managers recognize the need for data that can be used to monitor and assess the impact of urbanization on the condition of natural watersheds. Storm events, in conjunction with the alteration of native landscape, building of roads and overuse of fertilizer, can contribute to excess nutrients, sediment and other pollutants in environmentally significant ...

  • Monitoring groundwater resources for Municipalities - Case Study

    Background The City of Tucson is located in the Sonoran Desert in southwest United States (U.S.), approximately 100 km north of the Mexico-U.S. border. Tucson Water operates more than 215 groundwater wells, covering more than 300 square miles, providing more than 37 billion gallons (140 million m3) of potable water to its 730,000 inhabitants each year. The region receives only 12 inches of ...


    By Van Essen Instruments

  • Underground, underwater, under stress: Town of Longboat Key puts SmartBall tool to unusual pipeline condition test

    When much of your critical sewer pipeline lies buried under a bay of shimmering ocean water, the challenges required to assess its condition may seem daunting. That task faced the Town of Longboat Key, an affluent retirement community located on the barrier island of the same name off the west coast of Florida. Sensitive to environmental, health and safety issues, ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Fuel Polishing & Transfer Systems

    Earlier this year, Algae-X International came out with a totally new line of Fuel Polishing & Transfer Systems designed and built there in Fort Myers, Florida facilities. By listening to its customers, boat builders and yacht owners alike, Algae-X found out what they wanted to have as an on board fuel optimization package. The design is modular, so the right system can be chosen for each ...


    By AXI International

  • How & When We Measure Turbidity

    Turbidity, along with Suspended Solids, is a way of measuring the clarity of a body of water, and how many particles are affecting it. The difference is that while Suspended Solids describes the density of the materials in the water, Turbidity describes how those materials affect light passing ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • CMOM Workshop, Austin, Texas - Capacity Assurance by Metering and Modeling

    Untitled Document Why is flow metering important? ...


    By Innovyze

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