wastewater analyzer News

  • Scientists in Spain develop new methods for monitoring drug abuse by analyzing wastewater

    Scientists at the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) in Barcelona have developed a new method for monitoring the consumption of drugs of abuse in the general population. This method, which was developed using analytical laboratory technology from Applied Biosystems/MDS Analytical Technologies, can measure the levels of substances such as cocaine, amphetamines and cannabis in water ...

  • Portable IR Analyzers Measure Fats, Oil and Grease Levels in Wastewater

    With stricter wastewater regulations facing all industries, it is important to ensure excessive levels of fats, oil, and grease (FOG) are not being discharged.  The InfraCal TOG/TPH Analyzers provide accurate, easy on-site analysis to help regulators and industry reduce the discharge and build up FOG in sewers.  These analyzers are ideal for use by publicly operated treatment centers as ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Portable IR analyzer used by Water Environment Research Foundation in wastewater study

    The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) recently sponsored an extensive study to evaluate the performance of different grease interceptor designs. The InfraCal TOG/TPH Analyzer, Model HATR-T2, from Wilks Enterprise, was used to measure the concentration levels of fats, oil and grease (FOG) in the wastewater leaving the interceptors. The complete study has just been released by WERF ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • On-site measurement of fats, oils and greases in wastewater in under 10 minutes using portable IR analyzers

    InfraCal TOG/TPH Analyzers from Wilks Enterprise provide accurate, easy on-site analysis to assist regulators, as well as industry, to reduce the build up of fats, oils, and greases (FOG) in sewers. These analyzers are ideal for use by publicly operated treatment centers as it is important to locate and monitor sites that are suspected of dumping high levels of FOG into the sewer line. In ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • New video on the InfraCal TOG/TPH Analyzers for measuring fats, oil and grease in wastewater

    We have just completed a new video on our InfraCal TOG/TPH Analyzers for measuring fats, oil and grease levels in water and wastewater, as well as TPH in soil. We hope you will take a few minutes to view this video  and share it with others in your organization who may have a need for easy, on-site measurements of this type. The following are links to access the video: On our ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Water & Wastewater Pipe to 2016

    US demand for water and wastewater pipe is expected to rise more than ten percent per year to $18.3 billion in 2016. Gains will rebound strongly from the declining demand experienced during the 2006-2011 period, in which pipe markets were negatively impacted by the 2007- 2009 recession. Going forward, rising demand will be fueled by a more favorable environment for public infrastructure spending, ...


  • On-Site Wastewater Analysis

    The US EPA, as well as other governmental regulatory agencies, have instituted stricter regulations covering discharges of “oily wastes” from facilities into publicity owed treatment plants (POTWs) facilities, forcing numerous industries to monitor their effluent more closely prior to discharge. This regulations affect such industries as food – both processors and restaurants, metal fabrication, ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • BOD Analysis in Wastewater Applications

    The Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) is a relevant parameter for the assessment of the pollution of sewage. Its fast analyses allows the optimal control of a waste water treatment plant (WWTP). LAR's BioMonitor is an online BOD ...


    By LAR Process Analysers AG

  • Continuous toxicity monitoring of wastewater

    Toxicity is the most common disturbance to biological treatment processes – especially for nitrification. The continuous toxicity monitoring proactively protects the waste water treatment plant and hence, secures to keep the plant running. LAR's online toxicity analyzer ...


    By LAR Process Analysers AG

  • Ask Dan, the Wastewater Wizard

    Someone recently asked, “What are the wastewater treatment options for landfill leachate?” According to statistics from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the number of landfills in the United States is 1,654. And according to CNBC, active landfills handle more than 250-million tons of trash created in the United States each year. Statistics suggest that landfills can ...

  • Measuring fats, oils and greases in wastewater

    Portable mid-IR Analyzers from Wilks Enterprise provide accurate, easy on-site analysis to assist regulators, as well as industry, to reduce the build up of fats, oils, and greases (FOG) in sewers. These analyzers are ideal for use by publicly operated treatment centers as it is important to locate and monitor sites that are suspected of dumping high levels of FOG in the sewer line. In addition, ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Measuring oil and grease levels in wastewater

    Industrial and food processing plants that have high levels of fats, oil and grease (FOG) in their effluent are faced with stricter wastewater regulations to avoid accumulations of FOG that cause sanitary sewer overflows (SSO).  InfraCal Analyzers provide accurate, easy on-site analysis to help both regulators and industry reduce excessive oil/grease discharges and comply with permit ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Wastewater treatment lowers pathogen levels

    A recent study by a team of researchers at the University of Arizona has tracked the incident of pathogens in biosolids over a 19 year period in one major U.S. city. In the same study, the researchers also analyzed pathogen levels in biosolids at 18 wastewater treatment plants in the United States. Their analysis indicates pathogens levels have dropped since the implementation of federal ...

  • Natural gas wastewater re-use

    When it became apparent the natural gas industry in the Marcellus Shale was going to create a need for treating large quantities of wastewater, the Larson Design Group found itself uniquely positioned to fill that niche creating a subsidiary, TerrAqua Resource Management, which treats for re-use industry wastewater adjacent to its offices at Water Tower Square on Commerce Park Drive. The ...

  • Sievers InnovOx TOC analyzer trade-in program

    For a limited time, GE Analytical Instruments is offering a special trade-in program for owners of total organic carbon (TOC) analyzers interested in the new Sievers InnovOx On-Line or ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • New analyzer projects for Indonesia, Canada and Chile

    AppliTek makes a fresh start for 2012 with new orders from outside Europe, more precisely in Indonesia, Chile and Canada, both for process and wastewater applications. AppliTek process analyzers will assure quality control of the manufacturing process, while water analyzers are applied to continuous monitoring of waste water treatment or final effluent quality. Along with current projects in ...


    By AppliTek NV

  • New Sievers InnovOx on-line TOC analyzer

    GE Analytical Instruments, a division of GE Water & Process Technologies, announces its new Sievers InnovOx On-Line Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Analyzer for measuring TOC in wastewater, industrial process, and environmental samples for a wide range of industries. The InnovOx On-Line joins the ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • Measuring hydrocarbon levels in wastewater in under 15 minutes

    Determining total hydrocarbon or oil/grease levels to ensure compliance with governmental permit requirements for discharging wastewater is a worldwide problem facing numerous industries. To ensure compliance with these regulations and avoid fines for exceeding permit discharge levels, more frequent wastewater measurements are necessary to determine the total hydrocarbon concentration. Wilks ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Environmental analysis – online monitoring of chromate in wastewater

    Metrohm Process Analytics is pleased to present a solution for the online monitoring of chromate (hexavalent chromium) in industrial wastewater streams. This turn-key solution uses titration with subsequent photometric detection and is based on the ICON Analyzer, a dedicated online photometer ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • IR analysis helps industries comply with regulations for wastewater

    For over 30 years, the Clean Water Act has been governing water pollution. Initially the focus was on traditional “point source” polluters such as municipal sewage treatment plants and industrial facilities. The focus is now on the “non-point sources” such as Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs) which are a major contributor to non-point source pollution. This is due to the increase in the ...


    By Spectro Scientific

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