UV254 monitoring Articles

  • Water Distribution System Security Monitoring

    A water security instrument essentially needs to be able to detect potential contaminants in drinking water. Since a significant number of potential chemical contaminants are organic in nature, a water security monitoring instrument that can detect organic matter in water is perfect for this application. Real Tech has developed an instrument specifically designed for water security ...


    By Real Tech Inc.

  • Surface Water Monitoring - Case Study

    Safe operation of a Water Treatment Plant (WTP) requires careful monitoring of the water supply influent to the plant, as a guard for any substances entering the treatment works that could negatively impact treated water quality in the distribution system. One aspect of water quality that has recently garnered more attention from authorities and utilities is Natural Organic Matter (NOM), which ...


    By MANTECH Inc.

  • Guaynabo WTP in Puerto Rico saves thousands with UV254 Monitoring Package - Case Study

    Summary Dealing with fluctuating water sources is not an easy task for plant operators. Seasonal variation, heavy rain fall or accidental contamination events change the raw water quality, requiring immediate attention. This is a familiar scenario for Facility Manager, Nancy Ma. Cáceres Acosta at the Los Filtros Water Treatment Plant in Puerto Rico. She has been producing highquality ...


    By Real Tech Inc.

  • Evaluation of photocatalytic degradation of a commercial humic acid in water using a simulated solar UV irradiation and monitoring the changes by size exclusion chromatography

    Much research has been undertaken on the photocatalytic degradation of humic substances with titanium dioxide using commercial humic acids (HA), which are extracts from either peat or coal. Most of the research has been focused on the changes in dissolved organic carbon (DOC) and UV254 absorption. These parameters only give a general assessment. This work studies the changes in the physical and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Disinfection By-Products (DBP) Precursor Monitoring

    Chlorine has long been used as a primary disinfection method for many water and wastewater treatment applications. However, there is growing concern about the harmful DBP’s produced by the use of chlorine. DBP’s, such as triahalomethanes (THMs), can occur when the natural organic matter (NOM) that is present in the water is combined with chlorine. More specifically, the portion of ...


    By Real Tech Inc.

  • Tools for monitoring distribution system water quality: a study using four parallel pilot systems

    Monitoring and understanding water quality changes within the distribution system is essential to enable effective management to provide good quality water at the customer tap. A recent 2-year study utilised four parallel pilot distribution systems (PDS) and a range of simple tools to assess the impact improving treatment had on the water quality within the distribution system. Particle ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water Treatment Optimization - Case Study

    Drinking water treatment in North America has stringent requirements for effluent water quality, with a great amount of attention being drawn to the presence of hazardous disinfection by-products (DBPs) persisting through water distribution systems. The operation of water treatment plants involves addition of various mixing agents to help with coagulation and settling of organics in the raw water ...


    By MANTECH Inc.

  • peCOD is the New NOM Monitoring Tool for Measuring Organic Reactivity - Case Study

    Natural organic matter (NOM) is a critical parameter for measuring drinking water quality.  Levels of NOM are associated with taste, odour, colour, chemical treatment dosage, and disinfectant by-product (DBP) formation.  There are several tools accepted by drinking water quality experts which are used to evaluate NOM: total organic carbon (TOC), dissolved organic carbon (DOC), UV254, ...


    By MANTECH Inc.

  • Real Tech Inc Brochure

    For over a decade, Real Tech has been providing innovative water quality monitoring solutions. We have combined our advanced sensors with our Liquid Ai data analytics services to offer unmatched accuracy, reliability and detection capabilities for a wide array of parameters and compounds including BOD, COD, TOC, DOC, UV254, UVT, TSS, Nitrate, Nitrite, Algae, Permanganate, Chromium, Colour, ...


    By Real Tech Inc.

  • Demonstrating ultra-filtration and reverse osmosis performance using size exclusion chromatography

    Advanced water treatment plants employing ultrafiltration (UF) and reverse osmosis (RO) membrane processes are frequently implemented for the production of high-quality recycled water. It is important that process performance is able to be quantified and assessed to ensure it is fit for purpose. This research utilizes size exclusion chromatography with organic carbon, organic nitrogen and UV254 ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Faster, more accurate test results for water analysis

    The future is bright for a Guelph company whose innovative water-quality monitoring technology is helping industries and municipalities save millions of dollars while better protecting the environment. MANTECH manufactures water analysis systems that provide faster, more accurate test results while using environmentally-friendly methods. Incorporated in 2010, MANTECH has worked with Innovation ...


    By MANTECH Inc.

  • Nanotechnology Provides Alternative Method to Dichromate Based COD Analysis

    Nanotechnologies hold a lot of promise for improving the world and offering revolutionary advancements over traditional technologies that have not changed for decades, including for water quality analysis. Laboratory staff have known for a long time about the potential negative health impacts associated with Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) testing using the traditional dichromate method, ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • Controlling Treatment Disinfection Byproduct Creation from Natural Organic Materials

    Safe operation of a water treatment plant requires careful monitoring of the water supply for any substances entering the treatment works that could negatively impact treated water quality. One aspect of water quality that has recently garnered more attention from authorities and utilities is natural organic matter (NOM). This is a group of carbon-based compounds found in natural water systems ...


    By MANTECH Inc.

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