News | January 3, 2017

Visual Underwater Profiling For Wastewater Lagoons Or Ponds

Source: RELIANT Water Technologies
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Visual Underwater Profiling For Wastewater Lagoons Or Ponds

For well over a century small towns and industrial processing facilities have utilized shallow water lagoons and ponds to assist with the processing of their wastes and storm water collection applications. Eventually, all of these bodies of water have the natural tendency to collect and store waste solids, primarily made up of organic materials that eventually cause the water to be polluted.

There are a number of ways to clean these bodies of polluted water. But the inability to quickly and reliably identify the volume, and location, of the organic solids, or sludge, buildup becomes a problem, as there is no simple or reliable way to identify exactly where the solids accumulations have occurred in the water body.

The Reliant Water Technologie’s SCOUT Hydro Profiling System is the answer to obtaining this elusive information quickly and inexpensively. By not only providing a visual sonar obtained ‘picture’ of everything underwater, in any shallow body of water, the SCOUT provides the volume of sludge in the lagoon (as well as the volume of free water). The ‘picture’ provided is color enhanced in order to provide clear, definitive delineation of variable sludge accumulations and depths.

The SCOUT sonar survey is obtained quickly onsite, often in less than an hour, and the profile can be supplied within days. 3-D views can be supplied where curious underwater images are found. The same technology used for deep sea exploration by the U.S. Navy and under sea exploration companies is utilized. All high quality profiles utilize the latest in GPS (Global Positioning System) and GLONASS (Global Navigational Satellite System) data to provide the exact positioning of all the profile data supplied.

SCOUT lagoon/pond profiling can be performed anyplace. Within 1 day drive of New Orleans a Reliant boat will be utilized, but for longer trips the survey equipment is portable for air travel and the customer must supply a boat.

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SOURCE: RELIANT Water Technologies