The Littleton/Englewood wastewater treatment plant, Colorado, put in place processes to effectively monitor the levels of ammonia in their wastewater treatment. As well as ammonia levels, the plant is now able to effectively conduct pre-chlorination monitoring, monitoring of dissolved air flotation thickeners and the measurement of dissolved oxygen concentration. Accurate measurement of these parameters is imperative to ensure an efficient process in both time and cost.
The need for efficient wastewater treatment technologies is becoming progressively more important. Ever increasing population, urbanization and industrialization along with a reduction in personnel and pressure to save energy costs is putting a lot of pressure on municipalities to do more with less. For these reasons, many treatment plants are required to adhere to strict regulations regarding their wastewater effluent. The effective monitoring of various applications including ammonia is vital to the wastewater industry and is essential to ensure that wastewater treatment plants are able to operate efficiently, while protecting the surrounding environment.
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