Researchers from UNSW have used water-tracing technology in the Sydney Basin to determine how groundwater moves in the different layers of rock below the surface.
The advancement of chemical sensing techniques has enabled online monitors to be applied in analysing and controlling the fluoride concentration in water. An understanding of their limitations, however, is essential in ensuring the validity of the results and the capability to comply with regulatory standards.
Gems Sensors & Controls DipTape level indicators are a simple way to measure the liquid level in storage tanks and IBCs. They are suitable for quick, periodic readouts where power is unavailable or undesirable.
The Aztec 600 fluoride analyser provides accurate measurement of fluoride concentrations to enable precise control of water fluoridation. The analyser measures total solubilised fluoride using a combination fluoride ion-selective electrode.
Roboticist Dr Matthew Dunbabin has developed a flotilla of robotic boats that could monitor the effects of major weather events and provide early warning on potential environmental disasters.
Emerson Process Management has announced the addition of Modbus RS485 and a low-power offering to its Rosemount 8700M magnetic flowmeter platform. The platform is said to help users across a variety of industries take advantage of improved installation, maintenance and process management practices.
The Chloroclam and Hydraclam automated water sampling technology, from Wallace & Tiernan, an Evoqua brand, is designed to streamline the process of chlorine analysis.
The Hach TitraLab AT1000 is a one-touch, automatic titration system with preset methods that can quickly deliver results.
The Series DW-WIFI Wi-Fi data logger, from Dwyer Instruments, measures and records up to 1,000,000 temperature or humidity readings and shares the data with any PC or server on a Wi-Fi network.
Emerson Process Management has launched the latest version of its reservoir modelling software, Roxar RMS. RMS 2013.1 comes with enhanced structural modelling tools that acknowledge realistic uncertainties in the data and improve volumetric sensitivities.
Maintaining the purity of water used in the water/steam cycle in power generation is essential to ensure that sensitive equipment, such as turbines, is not damaged by contaminants. Mettler-Toledo Thornton has launched the DCC1000 Degassed Cation Conductivity System for use in pure water applications in power plants.
The Coagulation Control System incorporates all the key measurements needed for optimising coagulation into one analyser.
Chemtrac offers filter performance monitoring sensors said to be capable of measuring low concentrations of solids (<1 ppb) in a way that light scatter turbidity instruments cannot.
Chemtrac's HydroACT 300 Residual Chlorine Analyzer monitors free chlorine, total chlorine, ClO2 or pH. It is appropriate for compliance reporting following USEPA Method 334.0.
Irrigators in the Queensland Murray-Darling Basin now have access to a range of support measures from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) thanks to a federally funded project.