In critical water analysis and water quality monitoring environments, the ability to rapidly detect, identify, and quantify nuisance taste and odor algae or problem particulate matter in real-time is essential to providing high levels of customer satisfaction.
A good floc formation is important for drinking water plants, because it is the mechanism used to collect and transport all filterable pollutants, including Cryptosporidium, Giardia, bacteria, viruses, arsenic, total organic carbon (TOC), and disinfection byproduct (DBP) from the water supply.
The FlowCAM allows you to control pollutant-floc formation through coagulant chemical dosing and floc-motor speed, measure and track floc formation in flocculation and sedimentation basins, and review the rapid success-failure feedback of dosing and mixing changes long before filter turbidity or particle counts have an opportunity to spike. Additionally, you can achieve a clear advantage in process optimization and control by tracking and trending the floc and suspended solids imaging, count and size data over time.
Water treatment plant performance is evaluated by methods such as turbidity, particle counting, and microscopic particulate analysis (MPA). While MPA combined with particle counting provides critical information about the type and number of organisms and particles present, it is a very time consuming process.
As indicators of wastewater treatment system performance, monitoring and identifying microorganisms and particulates present in biological wastewater treatment gives you better control over your processes.