Real Tech is bringing intelligence to water with a comprehensive line of water quality monitoring instruments and custom software analytics. We detect and predict a wide array of water quality parameters and compounds in real-time including UVT, UV254, TOC, DOC, COD, BOD, TSS, turbidity, nitrate, nitrite, algae, permanganate, chromium, colour, dyes, BTEX, oil in water, surfactants, black liquor, pH/ORP, DO, conductivity and so much more.
Real Tech has the versatility and expertise to provide solutions from wastewater to high purity water. With our Liquid Ai platform, we bring intelligent insights to our clients’ water quality applications using our advanced sensors and custom machine learning algorithms to provide the information they need, when they need it.
Since 2004, we have been empowering our clients with up to the minute actionable information that is important to them, helping to make informed decisions every minute, every day. The benefits of real-time monitoring are significant including; early warning and detection of events or spills, greater process control, optimization of treatment processes (i.e. coagulants, chemicals, nutrients, aeration), cost savings, compliance assurance, pollution control, public health and safety, environmental protection, improved water quality and more. Our innovative monitoring systems provide a simple and cost-effective solution for operators to gain a more complete understanding of their water or wastewater and process.
With thousands of clients in over 50 countries around the world, including Fortune 500 companies, large and small municipal water and wastewater treatment plants, major water industry leaders, and government agencies, Real Tech is advancing how water is managed to improve global water quality.
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As regulations become more stringent and increased demand is putting pressure on sources, traditional sampling to maintain water quality just isn’t cutting it anymore. Relying on periodic samples analyzed in a laboratory means water managers aren’t in touch with potentially large swings in the organic load and other problems flowing into their treatment plants. In this Water Talk interview, Kerim Kollu, an applications research scientist for Real Tech, discussed the emerging technology that is enabling municipalities to reliably perform continuous monitoring.
The Ridgway Water Treatment Plant (WTP) in Elk County Pennsylvania uses a Real Tech Real UV254 online analyzer to achieve a 20-30% savings in annual coagulant use in their conventional water treatment process. Beyond operational cost savings, the Real UV254 system helps the WTP consistently produce high quality drinking water for the town’s 1700 customers.
Control of dissolved organics has been one of the highest priority concerns for most water treatment plants for over 20 years. Organics monitoring is an even more critical issue today in the face of more stringent regulations and concerns around trace organics, emerging contaminants, and even counter-terrorism or water security. Despite the critical need, many plants still rely primarily on turbidity for monitoring and process control.
With the ongoing concern about water quality in Alaska, Philip Downing, the Remote Maintenance Worker for South East Alaska Regional Health Consortium, offered a new approach to a plant’s ability to continuously monitor and adjust treatment processes in response to changes in raw water quality.
Mohawk Valley Water Authority (MVWA) in New York State is a progressive supplier of potable water. With source water from the Adirondack Mountains, MVWA works to improve on nature and provide superior water quality, always striving to meet or exceed drinking water standards.
A water utility in New York State that provides groundwater to residents from hundreds of wells in a rural area required real-time monitoring to ensure that nitrate levels are maintained in compliance with the drinking water regulations.
Dealing with fluctuating water sources is not an easy task for plant operators. Seasonal variation, heavy rain fall, or accidental contamination events change the raw water quality, requiring immediate attention.
The purpose of source water monitoring is to enable drinking water treatment facilities to identify changes in water quality, implement treatment strategies based on the characteristics of the water, optimize the treatment processes, and take preventative actions to protect the source water from intentional and accidental contamination.
Spectrophotometry is a well-established analytical method, which has been used for decades in chemistry, physics, biochemistry, and chemical engineering for quantitative analyses.
UV disinfection systems disinfect water using UV light to damage the DNA of microorganisms in the water which prevents dangerous pathogens such as cryptosporidium and e-coli from reproducing and causing harm.
Seasonal variations, heavy rainfall or accidental contamination events can change the raw water quality in ways that are hard to predict. Online sensors that continuously monitor parameters such as UV254 and turbidity are the plant operators’ best tools to determine the required coagulant dose of the plant based on the changes in raw water quality.