The lack of certification can be a barrier for the implementation of in-line sensors for drinking water quality monitoring. But there is reason for optimism.
Since the late nineteen sixties, water monitoring experts have been engaged in an arms race with the industrial sector to determine the effects of discharges of a wide variety of chemicals into the environment, and to feed regulatory bodies with the necessary information to adequately protect public health.
Despite its terrible consequences, the worldwide virus outbreak offers us the possibility to learn essential lessons about the automation process in the water industry, and enables us to make the necessary improvements for a future which will inevitably bring many more challenges.
This article illustrates how mobile phones can support us in generating more and more insight into a variety of water quality parameters for a broad range of applications.
Sensileau started 2020 with a podcast and webinar on trace metal monitoring.
Drinking water utilities deploy on average more than 100 water quality sensors from source to tap, whereas wastewater utilities install on average 60 sensors per utility. These numbers are expected to increase in the coming years.
Too many water quality alarms create unnecessary distractions and increase the risk of serious alarms being overlooked. Two solutions can help reduce the number of alarms and increase the efficiency of the alarm-handling process.
Sensileau hosted a webinar on "Rapid detection of bacteria and other microorganisms in water. The recording is now available via the Toolbox.