PARAMETERS TO MEASURE UNINTENDED LOSS IN WASTEWATER
BOD, COD, TOC, TSS, Industry specific compounds
Several industries, including dairies, juice concentrate, breweries, as well as pulp and paper, lose significant quantities of materials with recoverable value in their waste streams. This decreases revenue potential while contributing to excess loading in wastewater, higher treatment costs, and potential surcharges. For many production facilities, it can be difficult to pinpoint when and where spills occur because real-time information is limited. Most of these events are not large spills and therefore may take time for the operators to detect them. This makes real-time monitoring for these materials the only viable way to recapture the lost revenue potential, resulting in many beneficial outcomes including;
- Early detection of spills or events and proactive response
- Increased revenue from product recovery and reduced wastewater treatment costs
- Process optimization and improved plant efficiency
DELAYED LAB RESULTS LIMIT ACTION
Manufacturing plants often rely on daily grab samples as their primary means for understanding unintended material losses into wastewater streams. Relying on a laboratory to obtain results leads to a significant time lag and the information offered is usually of little value to identify loss and improve plant performance. Plants need a solution that delivers continuous information on wastewater composition and quality to operations personnel.
REAL-TIME MATERIAL LOSS MONITORING
Understanding this industry challenge, Real Tech provides monitoring systems that are able to fingerprint compounds specific to the industry. This allows for real-time detection of material loss events that would otherwise go unnoticed. 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.