Long term trials on the IntellisondeTM FE (Final Effluent) have shown the device to be extremely cost-effective in the monitoring of discharge at wastewater treatment works.
The Intellisonde FETM is located in a flow-through chamber which is fed by a submerged sampling pump located in a sump and a level gauge ensures that the sump does not pump dry. Typically, conductivity, pH, temperature, turbidity and ammonium are monitored continuously to ensure compliance with discharge consents.
One of the main advantages of 24/7 data is that it helps to identify spikes and enables process operators to determine the cause of a problem and to adjust the treatment process accordingly. Continuous data also helps with the identification of treatment deficiency and data for multiple parameters provides a better understanding of the whole process. For example, conductivity and temperature can provide useful supplementary data.