It should be no surprise that something as simultaneously complex and critical as wastewater treatment has a long history of technological development. Monitoring has always been critical for the sector, and while the burdens and complications around treatment continue to grow, so do the instrumentation solutions that operations depend on to carry it out.
Historically, wastewater treatment plant instrumentation was in place to maintain compliance. Over the last 20 years, monitoring has grown from simple data logging to a more predictive and strategic approach. Today, wastewater operators are utilizing analyzers to direct predictive maintenance — an approach to protecting treatment technology and tools by identifying issues before they happen, thus preserving their asset’s life span more efficiently and affordably.