The main goal of collecting and treating various waste waters is the reduction of the pollutant load released into natural waters. This task has to fulfill various guidelines that are defined in official emission and immission regulations.
A further goal is to keep the costs associated with waste water collection and treatment as low as possible. Because of the continuous efforts to improve the quality of natural waters and the permanent efforts to optimize the efficiency of waste water treatment, the requirements for process technology and for quality control of emissions are ever increasing.
Therefore, reliable monitoring stations that provide continuous data in real time are an essential component in waste water treatment – both for the dynamic process control as well as for continuous monitoring of the discharged water.
In management of municipal as well as industrial waste waters, s::can monitoring stations have been in use for many years. Their technological and methodological quality standards have set new boundaries in regards to measurement performance and have often opened up completely new opportunities for wastewater treatment.
Applications of s::can probes from discharge to effluent
Heavy fouling is a challenge for waste water, which can be caused by many different substances like for example ferric chloride, manganese, carbonate, or other minerals. Effective, reliable cleaning of optical surfaces is the most important basis for accurate, drift-free data, and stable control applications. s::can provides automatic cleaning optimized for almost any environment, and thus guarantees the longest drift-free periods in
the water industry. Even in highly concentrated waters with quickly attaching charged solids, s::can spectrometers offer big advantages, such as the very effective automatic pressurised air cleaning or mechanical cleaning (ruck::sack or pad::cleaner). Automatic cleaning keeps the windows free of deposits. Maintenance is practically zero.