Severn Trent trials trace metal monitor
Severn Trent Water has trialled a Modern Water trace metal monitor for use at one of its water treatment works. The company is using the OVA7000 monitor for online, low-level trace metal analysis to ensure that the water produced consistently meets UK standards.
The unit can be fully integrated into Severn Trent’s telemetry system.
The OVA7000 provides online detection for a large range of naturally occurring trace metals, with detection limits below recognised drinking water standards. It prevents the time delays that are incurred when waiting for test results from the laboratory and could allow operators to take proactive measures to prevent water quality issues.
During the initial three-month paid trial, Modern Water supported Severn Trent Water to ensure that the results generated by the OVA were consistent and comparable to offsite analysis.
Neil Townend, managing director of Modern Water’s Monitoring Division, said: “This is the first OVA7000 installed for drinking water quality in the UK. Traditionally the UK water companies have relied on laboratory analysis or alternative online methods for trace metals detection. This project demonstrates the value of real time data and the reliability of the OVA7000 to provide accurate and consistent results.
"We are pleased that Severn Trent Water chose Modern Water’s OVA7000 for trace metal detection and look forward to a long and successful relationship with them.”
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