Aquametrix And The Analyzer
Mark Spencer, President of Water Analytics, explains his plans for Aquametrix and the Company’s new 2400 analyzer.
The following is an excerpt from a Q&A with Water Online Radio. Click on the Radio Player above to hear the full interview.
Water Online Radio: Tell us all about Water Analytics and Aquametrix. What do you do and how do you serve your customers?
Mark: Aquametrix is a fifty year old Canadian company. We purchased it three years ago. It is a manufacturer of instrumentation. It's tailored toward the wastewater industry; although as it's come under our ownership, its direction is being broadened. So it has a very good history of making instrumentation that is extremely rugged and very highly regarded in wastewater instrumentation.
Water Online Radio: What’s your vision for Aquametrix, the changes that you have made and are going to continue to make going forward?
Mark: We're very fortunate to have a lineup that is very highly regarded. There was nothing that really needed to be fixed, but of course, you can always improve it. So we have a three-pronged approach with the Aquametrix's product line.
One is to work with the wastewater products they already make. That means pH or pH conductivity dissolved oxygen and make improvements, which we've done significantly already. That's our first prong–make what we do better.
The second prong is to introduce instrumentation that will be suitable for the water market so that not only do we address wastewater, but we also address clean water. That involves adding instrumentation such as chlorine, dissolved oxygen, turbidity.
The third prong, which is even more exciting, is to use my R&D background to develop truly innovative products. We've already started that about six months in, and that's a long time horizon prospect, but it's one that truly excites me.
Water Online Radio: Help the Water Online audience better understand exactly the market that you're serving. Who are your customers?
Mark: It's probably about eight percent wastewater. Of that, more than three quarters I would guess, is manufacturing. So industrial wastewater is really our sweet spot.
Water Online Radio: Why is that? Is that just because of the technology history? Is it because of your own background?
Mark: No, that's what I inherited. That's the base upon which we are growing. Wastewater requires a very specific set of instruments. As I said previously, it's pH, ORP, conductivity, flow, dissolved oxygen...
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