World Water Monitoring day is shortly followed by World Rivers day on September 25th. Modern Water is continuously using advanced water monitoring technology to detect toxicity, environmental contaminants and in particular heavy trace metals.
Modern Water China demonstrated the importance of monitoring our rivers in a recent study of a thallium pollution incident on the Jialing River. The incident revealed to us that a smelter located in the tributary of the Yangtze River had leaked thallium due to irregular operations and emissions. The investigation department found that thallium was found in several ores used in the smelter, but its main source was by-products produced when smelting copper and zinc. MicroTrace PDV was used for the emergency monitoring and follow-up investigation of this pollution incident, which provided fast and accurate thallium data for the investigation team.
The MicroTrace PDV is a portable metal analyzer used in rivers, process streams, wastewater discharges, and drinking water. The MicroTrace PDV utilises internationally recognized voltammetry (ASV and CSV) techniques to determine metals quickly and accurately at micrograms per litre (ppb) levels, directly comparable to laboratory analysis using AAS or ICP. MicroTrace PDV is configured according to customer requirements and not affected by aluminium, sodium, calcium, magnesium, chlorine, or other salts.
Modern Water is immensely proud that its technology drives safety for the environment and our population, from our Microtox water monitoring equipment and reagents through to our AMBC membrane treatments.
To learn more about Modern Water’s monitoring technology visit: Monitoring – Modern Water