How to reduce cost of treatment processes from Real-Time Monitoring?
Technological advancements, such as the ongoing expansion of the industrial ‘Internet of Thing’, are assisting in driving efficiency improvements across a wide range of industries. Connected technology, in particular, has the potential to transform how organizations in the water industry operate.
For example, some digital solution plants offer real-time performance optimization of water treatment facilities to assist businesses in reducing capital expenditure and achieving lower operational costs. It allows for the improvement of the plant's hydraulic and biological capacity, as well as the optimization of energy consumption, chemical consumption, and sludge production.
Internet-enabled monitoring devices, non-brand specific, are installed on all relevant equipment, securely feeding data back to the company's platform. The data is aggregated and displayed in real time on an intuitive dashboard overview that can be tailored to the site's specific requirements. The data, which is securely stored and protected by advanced cyber-security at every stage, is accessible to users via a private portal at any time, from any location, and on any connected device.
Water Quality Monitoring (WQM) is a low-cost and efficient system that uses Internet of Things (IoT) technology to monitor the quality of drinking water. The proposed system is comprised of several sensors that measure various parameters such as pH, turbidity in the water, tank level, temperature, and humidity of the surrounding atmosphere. To monitor the quality of the water, the collected data is sent to the cloud.
What are the advantages of real-time monitoring?
1: Optimizing water treatment to maximize capacity is a difficult task because the conditions and parameters must be carefully adjusted so that the process operates as close to optimally as possible. This is only possible if the process is continuously monitored and controlled.
2: You can significantly increase the biological and hydraulic capacity of existing equipment’s by combining the collected data with algorithms based on our decades of experience. It can achieve up to a 40% increase in biological load with the same effluent concentrations and allow for a 20% to 100% increase in flow rate through the wastewater treatment process.Furthermore, increasing treatment capacity will allow water companies to increase the level of processing waste water.
3: Finally, sophisticated real-time monitoring can aid in the reduction of operational costs. Preventing unnecessary aeration and mixing, for example, will help reduce energy usage across the site, while reducing chemical dosing levels. Furthermore, remote monitoring and optimization can help to reduce the amount of sludge generated by the process. This will also help to reduce spending by lowering the cost of waste disposal.
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Water and wastewater treatment companies are facing increasing challenges in meeting targets and lowering costs in the short and long term. Embracing new technologies that enable greater control over water treatment and management can assist organizations in meeting current and future industry demands.