PARAMETERS TO DETECT CONTAMINATION
BOD, COD, TOC, BTEX Dyes, surfactants, black liquor
In industries such as pulp and paper, textiles, petrochemical and pharmaceutical, toxic or difficult to treat contaminants can end up in the waste stream. Not being able to detect these toxic release events in a timely manner can disrupt the biological treatment system and cause compliance issues or permit violations. Monitoring for contamination events is invaluable, resulting in many benefits including;
- Characterization of wastewater organics and contaminants
- Early event detection and proactive response
- Process optimization and improved plant efficiency
- Effluent wastewater discharge compliance
LAB RESULTS DELAY EVENT DETECTION
Manufacturing plants often rely on daily grab samples as their primary means for characterizing their wastewater. Relying on a laboratory to obtain results leads to a significant time lag and the information offered is usually of little value to identify upstream process upsets and improve plant performance. Plants need a solution that delivers continuous water quality information to operations personnel.
REAL-TIME CONTAMINANT DETECTION IN WASTEWATER
Significant benefits can be derived from continuous monitoring with an online sensor system. In order to achieve the highest performance, the sensor needs to be customized for measuring process specific organic parameters, such as BTEX, dyes, surfactants and black liquor, along with aggregate parameters such as BOD, COD or TOC.
Real Tech’s monitoring solutions provide the ability to fingerprint compounds specific to the industry that would otherwise be undetectable. This allows for real-time detection of toxic or difficult to treat contaminants. In addition to industry specific compound detection, Real Tech’s systems can provide information about aggregate organic parameters (BOD, COD, or TOC), TSS, conductivity and many other parameters, which are essential for process control and optimization. By combining machine learning data analysis techniques and data rich wastewater sensors, Real Tech provides actionable information that is accurate and reliable.