Regulatory compliance guides the testing performed within most wastewater facilities to help understand the process of the plant affects the final effluent stream being released into a sewer system, a secondary treatment system, river or other body of water.
- Trace metals in influent and effluent
- Toxicity of influent and effluent
- BOD on WWTP discharge
Modern Water offers the Microtox technology for assessing industrial pre-treatment, ensuring process control and maintaining discharge permit compliance.
The test methods are suitable for characterising the toxicity of trucked waste, influent and effluent. Microtox is a useful predictor in treatment strategy for incoming waste streams.
Trace (heavy) metals may enter the municipal waste water systems from a large number of industrial applications and surface water drainage. These metals can have a potential impact on the biological treatment processes, inhibit digestion or prevent the use of the sludge as fertiliser. Our trace metal product range includes the portable MicroTrace PDV and the two on-line, continuous systems: the OVA7100 and OVA7100 Dual Cell. Our technology is robust and reliable, can be operated by technicians anywhere in the world and is relatively low maintenance. The portable, laboratory and online systems have a worldwide reputation for quality, reliability and ease of use, enabling customers to monitor pollutant levels, optimise their processes, minimise damage to the environment and protect the health of employees and communities at large.