For continuous monitoring of the color / clarity of water, an express analysis based on a two-color photometric method is used, which, by reflecting spectra, makes it possible to identify the presence of unwanted impurities.
The transparency of water depends on the concentration of suspended particles in the water, both organic and mineral composition. They are divided into clays, fibers, organic remains of plants and animals, soil particles, on the surface of which nutrients accumulate, ensuring the growth and reproduction of bacterial colonies, which causes an unpleasant smell and taste.
Coloration occurs due to the presence of decomposition products of organic matter, metals (manganese, copper or iron) and colored industrial effluents. Metals come from underground sources or from pipeline corrosion. Iron gives the water a red color, manganese black, and copper makes the stream bluish or blue-green.
If the color / turbidity of effluents or drinking water is exceeded, the laboratory takes water, and the content of impurities in it is determined by standard methods.
The sensor is suitable for analyzing water after water purification filters – for monitoring the quality of filter cartridges. The service life of filters depends on both the volume and the quality of the filtered water – the worse the water quality, the shorter the filter life.
Most of the impurities in tap water are quite harmless and do not leave toxins in the body. However, any impurities radically impair the taste of water and interfere with cooking on it.
Installing a sensor in each apartment is quite an expensive pleasure, but the association can afford a water quality monitoring sensor common to a house. At the same time, ALL residents of the house, as well as the organization serving the water supply, will have information on the quality of water on the Internet. The quality of water can be determined not only by the level of its treatment at treatment facilities, but also by natural disasters – for example, rainstorms, the discharge of waste from livestock and poultry farms, repair work, a broken water supply system or its corrosion.
Water quality monitoring sensor – useful for kindergartens, schools, hospitals and organizations that use water for cooking – pizzerias, cafes, restaurants, hotels.
Thanks to the BALANCE automated control system, it is possible to obtain information on the water quality for each object equipped with a sensor and D100FC radio modules, and the number of monitoring objects is unlimited. The system is applicable for year-round monitoring and is convenient because there is no need to visit these objects to retrieve information from all objects.
The current consumed by the radio module is insignificant, and a lithium battery of size A lasts up to six years of autonomous operation.
It is possible to connect additional sensors: temperature, humidity and the content of volatile organic substances in the air.
DJV-COM offers BALANCE hardware and software platform, and also seeks interested parties for cooperation.
The BALANCE mobile app can be downloaded here.