The innovative technology, available at a competitive cost, will allow for increased frequency of high-accuracy water quality monitoring, with remote access to the device and results.
At present, continuous, real-time water-quality sensors are prohibitively expensive and highly inflexible. Therefore, the majority of monitoring is by ‘grab n’ lab’ methods, which involve physically filling sample bottles and returning them to the laboratory for testing. This means that results often only become available after several days. Moreover, they merely provide a snapshot of conditions at the moment when the sample was taken, potentially missing episodic pollution events.
Aquamonitrix™ represents an affordable, high-accuracy solution, which will result in increased monitoring data, making it easier for management decisions and compliance with regulations.
This will help to address problems such as excess nutrient loading to waterways, which can lead to eutrophication, hypoxia and toxic algal blooms.
Moreover, in Europe it offers an integrated solution to meet the requirements for frequent water quality monitoring under the Water Framework Directive (WFD).