Article | May 1, 2014

What's Next For Water Quality Sensor Trends In Wastewater?

Source: YSI, a Xylem brand

By Patrick Higgins

‘Smart’ devices have transformed nearly every aspect of our home and work life: smart phones, smart televisions, smart appliances, even smart homes. Process instrumentation for wastewater monitoring and control is no exception. The online sensors available today are far superior to versions available just 10 years ago providing more measurements more reliably, and at a reduced cost.

As a result, there are more opportunities for enhancing the performance and efficiency of water resource recovery facilities (WRRF). YSI’s solution for online process monitoring, IQ SensorNet, is a network-based, modular system. Each of the four basic components of the system

  • sensors
  • cables
  • modules
  • controllers

has features that make implementation simple and effective. This post will focus on the sensor component of the system. Future blog posts will discuss the other three components.