Workshop - New Sensors for Effluent Monitoring - Presentations & Video now available
Chelsea Technologies Group is addressing the challenges of effective monitoring of outflow events from waste water treatment works with the introduction of the new low cost portable UviLux BOD Indicator. Using UV fluorescence, the sensor detects protein which is inherent within sewage and slurry and provides a means of assessing concentrations with unparalleled accuracy and resolution. The principle behind the measurement is based on excitation of Tryptophan-like fluorescence, within the UV wavelength band. This is a new in-situ sensor which provides an immediate indication of water quality and can be related to standard biological oxygen demand which typically takes 5 days and therefore provides little immediate operational benefit.
Chelsea held a New Sensors for Effluent Monitoring Workshop on 19th July 2012. During the day Dr Darren Reynolds, Associate Professor in Bio-Sensing Research at the University of the West of England presented an overview of fluorescence measurements and their applications to water quality. Chelsea's Dr John Attridge, Technical Director presented information, field data and demonstrated the new UviLux BOD Indicator. There was ample time for questions and networking. Download presentations & video shown at the Workshop
These challenges have been driven by the EU Bathing Waters Directive, which will introduce new tighter regulation in 2015. Chelsea's new range of in-situ sensors have direct applications within waste water treatment works, which can benefit from improved efficiencies in direct effluent monitoring.
Breaking News: If you didnt get a chance to come to this workshop - we'll be holding something similiar at the Water, Wastewater & Environmental Monitoring Conference and Exhibition (7-8 November 12), Telford UK. Please let us know if you would like to join us.
Learn more about the UviLux BOD Indicator
Check out the video taken by Dr John Attridge (Technical Director, CTG) during field trials of the UviLux BOD Indicator in Gower, South Wales April 2012. Dr Attridge tested the water quality from the outflow of a small water plant at various places along the river with excellent results.