Article | April 9, 2019

Improved Detection Key To Tackling Organic Contamination Issues

Source: Hach

For many applications, water should be free — or nearly free — of organic compounds. In drinking water, the impact is optimal taste, appearance, and safety. While the problem of organics finding their way into source water continues to grow, newer monitoring technology is making it easier for water treatment plants to rapidly detect the substances and apply the appropriate fix.

A wide variety of organics can find their way into source water, so it isn’t practical to search for specific types, but rather to monitor common parameters that provide an overall picture of the organic load within a water system.