Monitoring water quality in urban supply networks in real time

Jon Lawson

The s::can system controls in real time water quality via the installation of sensors placed at different points along the supply network, monitoring up to 10 parameters.

In addition to determining the most standard parameters, such as chlorine and pH, it also monitors others, thanks to the spectro::lyser - an optical sensor that measures colour, turbidity, total and dissolved organic carbon and nitrates.

Data is then sent out continuously and automatically from a terminal processing all the information and warns the water supplier of possible incidents –such as the presence of compounds not usually found in water, or a pollutant, for example – both via warnings to the control centre or to a mobile phone. 

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