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There are many different technologies available which all measure oil concentration in water in situ. However, they all have various attributes which lend themselves to certain applications compared to others.

Applications can vary between discharge compliance, operation and process optimisation and data collection for future environmental legislation.

The processing conditions, such as temperature, pressure, flow rate and the environments within which they operate in vastly differ. For example, the harsh North Sea environment is a very different scenario and has a very different set of logistical requirements compared to a power station in the middle of the Sahara.

The cost for monitoring water quality varies across the spectrum of devices, systems and industries and the environment within which the monitoring is being carried out. However, the environmental costs, as well as legal, corporate and social responsibility, make the efficient monitoring of water an essential part of the marine and industrial process.

There are 4 main optical based measurement technologies employed for water quality monitoring;

Scattered Light



Ultra Sonics

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