wastewater testing instrument Articles

  • The productive environmental laboratory: BSK Labs boosts efficiency with Metrohm IC

    BSK Labs runs a number of environmental laboratories and service centers along the west coast of the US. A total of 70 employees – including microbiologists, chemists, lab technicians, and support staff – make sure that the 200 to 350 samples that come in every week are analyzed. BSK Labs specializes in potable water chemistry, ground water monitoring, storm water runoff, solid waste ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • Online Instrumentation to Protect Wastewater Facilities from Toxic Chemicals

    ABSTRACTSecurity concerns are driving current research to develop means of detecting toxic chemicals in wastewater influents as few online instruments are currently available for this purpose. Online respirometers such as the STIPTox are the obvious choice using existing, established technology. One of these units was recently used successfully in the WERF project 03-CTS-7S “Feasibility Testing ...

  • Tech update: Plant instrumentation - food engineering

    Sensors and other devices are the foot soldiers in automation architecture, but most food and beverage manufacturers still are looking for full value. You know an equipment category has arrived when it starts getting its own industry-specific center. For the food production sensors that do the heavy lifting in instrumentation technology, that day could arrive earlier rather than ...


    By Hardy Process Solutions

  • The biological basis of wastewater treatment

    Introduction This booklet was written to fulfil the need for a simple explanation of the biological processes that underpin wastewater treatment. It attempts to show how the bacteria involved deal with the organic carbon in the sewage. Remarkably, there are just 3 major processes involved, and these mirror exactly the 3 major processes at work in the plant viz: biodegradation, oxygen ...

  • Innovations in Bench Testing of Waste waters

    Wastewater management in developing countries throughout the world is in a state of crisis. It is estimated that 2.6 billion people worldwide live without adequate sanitation. Resources are scarce, previous management systems have failed, and traditional techniques and solutions are not immediate enough, too expensive, or simply inefficient. Discussion with regards to OI Analytics Instrumentation ...


  • Wastewater treatment down-time `not acceptable`

    Reliable 24/7 monitoring and control of a pharmaceutical company's wastewater facility is fundamentally important to the successful operation of the entire business. This is because failures or down-time in the wastewater treatment process would quickly result in waste stream back up. It follows therefore that monitoring equipment should be extremely reliable and this is why Shasun Pharma ...


  • Metals & Finishing Industrial Wastewater Treatment

    Industrial Wastewater Treatment Success Stories Metals and Finishing Industrial Wastewater Treatment Aircraft Components - 80% Cost Reduction ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Advances in flashpoint testing: economic impact

    Flashpoint testing is one of the oldest methods of the ASTM D02 Committee on Petroleum Products and Lubricants, which was formed in 1904. The most prevalent standards are ASTM D56 (Tag Method), D92 (Cleveland Method), and D93 (Pensky-Martens Method). These classical techniques, commonly referred to as open-cup and closedcup methods, share a common principle: A test flame is lowered into the ...

  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Monitors Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Globally, little attention is paid to gaseous emissions from wastewater treatment processes. This contrasts greatly with the regulatory monitoring that is applied to the quality of water emissions from such facilities. However, in Helsinki, Finland, a large municipal wastewater treatment facility continuously monitors its emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) to help in the city’s efforts to ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Domestic wastewater treatment with a decentralized, simple technology biomass concentrator reactor

    A new type of membrane-like aerobic reactor initially designed for the degradation of hydrocarbon-derived groundwater contaminants was tested for treating domestic wastewater. The biomass concentrator reactor (BCR) consists of an enclosed, aerated tank containing a graded filtration medium with the function of solids separation, and was previously used to treat industrial wastewaters ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • How Shasun maximises the investment in it`s biological wastewater treatment plant

    At the Dudley Shasun facility we have a 7500 m3 biological treatment plant that can treat up to 36 tonnes of waste COD per day. Part of this capacity is utilised to treat up to 15 tankers per day of third party aqueous waste. The waste is very varied, covering everything from leachates at only 2000ppm COD to industrial waste at up to 500,000ppm COD. The Strathkelvin respirometer forms a central ...

  • A molecular imprinted polymer based sensor for measuring phosphate in wastewater samples

    Phosphate detection in water samples is still completed using colorimetric standard methods, which have a number of disadvantages, to such as being time consuming, requiring filtration, a number of different reagents, frequent calibration and proper disposal of waste chemicals generated. Hence, a simple cost effective analytical method and instrumentation is highly desirable to aid the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • BM Respirometry applied to a novel control strategy of nitrification in a wastewater biological treatment

    In wastewater treatment plants, the biological nitrogen removal (BNR) has acquired critical importance, which makes that in the majority of the cases the overall process control largely depends on the control of this treatment. The normal aerobic process of nitrification is performed by specific aerobic living microorganisms and a lack of information on their bioactivity may be cause of confusion ...


    By SURCIS, S.L.

  • Infrared Analysis Reduces Regulatory Fats, Oil and Grease (FOG) Testing Costs and Provides Fast Results

    Wastewater professionals who are enforcing industrial effluent standards for fats, oil and grease (FOG) either must perform numerous gravimetric tests or spend a considerable amount of money with a contracted testing laboratory.  Infrared analysis. using portable instruments such as the InfraCal TOG/TPH Analylzers -provides an alternative which will significantly reduce costs and ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Implementation of an Innovative, Severe Duty, Grit Removal System at the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant in Washington, D.C.

    The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority’s Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant has headworks facilities capable of treating an average daily design flow of 370 million gallons per day (mgd) and a design peak flow of over 1.0 billion gallons per day (1,000 mgd). The facilities are prone to very heavy grit loads during wet weather events, and the facilities are forced to ...

  • On-site treatment of domestic wastewater using a small-scale horizontal subsurface flow constructed wetland

    A small-scale horizontal subsurface flow constructed wetland, located in North Greece, was designed and constructed to treat wastewater from a single-family residence. A three-year monitoring program was undertaken to evaluate the performance of this system. The monitoring campaigns were organized every 7 days. Water quality samples were collected at the inlet, at intermediate points (i.e. at the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Analysis of Mercury in Wastewater by Microwave Digestion Followed by ICP/MS: Comparison to EPA Methods Approved at 40 CFR 136.3

     ABSTRACT As a cost-saving measure, the use of an existing microwave digestion system and ICP/MS instrument was investigated for the analysis of mercury in domestic wastewater, industry effluent, storm water, and other aqueous matrices analyzed under the City of Portland’s various NPDES permits. A formal alternate test procedure application (ATP) study was undertaken to add total ...

  • Entech Design Inc. – Manufacturer’s comments

    The following section details Entech Design, Inc's Manufacturer Comments pertaining to the test data reported herein. We would like to express our appreciation to the Instrument Testing Association staff for inviting us to participate in this test and complement them on their efforts to arrive at and equitable and reasonable protocol for testing such instrumentation. Additionally, we would like ...


    By Entech Design, Inc.

  • Ceramic Polishing

    A company was using several chemistries to remove the total suspended solids (TSS) from their wastewater. The facility manufactures stainless steel surgical instruments. The wastewater is generated from the polishing/deburring of these instruments using an aluminum/ceramic polishing media. The jar tests shown are from the addition of the Floccin-H to the wastewater and moderate mixing. The TSS ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Assessing performance of on-line nitrate analyzers

    Traditionally, activated sludge processes were designed to remove organics and suspended solids from wastewater. The justification for including nitrogen control in wastewater treatment facilities began with the need to protect receiving waters from the increasing problem of eutrophication and hypoxia (low levels of dissolved oxygen in bottom waters, generally less than 2 mg/l). One of the ...

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