Presentation on theme: "Actual groups of customers The determination of heavy metals related to monitoring of the environment has gained increasing interest. Our new method enables."— Presentation transcript:
Actual groups of customers The determination of heavy metals related to monitoring of the environment has gained increasing interest. Our new method enables one to carry out such monitoring unattended and automatically on site, consequently the current control of short time effluents can be done. Traditional methods by collecting samples to be brought to well equipped laboratories will render this impossible because only a discrete number of samples can be collected. Our new method can monitor the levels of more important heavy metals and trace metals (e.g.: nickel, cobalt, zinc, arsenic, iron, cadmium, lead, chromium, copper, silver, mercury, thallium and manganese) in water and effluents in actual concentrations to classify drinking water, effluents and process water from industrial processes:
a) Private and public institutions – surveillance of quality of municipal drinking water and effluents It is a huge market potential in Europe Asia and the USA, UK and several other countries consider the importance of public access to environmental data, with the new possibilities to present heavy metal levels on-line on Internet. b) Already established automatic monitoring stations A great number of automatic measuring stations exist already to register quality parameters for water (pH, conductivity, turbidity etc.). None of them could monitor heavy metals. Here is a huge market potential. Such stations are established with tenders in extensive international competition. By now to include heavy metals among the parameters will give competition advantages. It is expected that the international regulations for water control will be modified to include the new possibilities.
c) Metal and metallurgical industry – Power plants Control of effluent water and process solutions are very important for the actual companies. SensAqua AS offers tailored solutions for the actual industry. d) Terminated industrial areas and mines In particular when the production or a mining activity is terminated the problem with the leakage of heavy metals to nearby rivers and water systems can be serious as nobody feels the responsibility and environmental damage often appear. We can see this in the river system several places in Norway, USA, China and many other countries. The marked potential for automatic monitoring in such areas is high.
e) Construction work Here we have activities related to road construction and buildings. Such activities can change the natural surroundings with run-off of heavy metals. This can be changes of pH when uncompacted material is removed which might increase the level of heavy metals in the ground water or in the run-off water. The same is with cleaning of tunnels and other road constructions. Road authorities have shown interest in using mobile units for monitoring during such constructions. SensAqua AS can offer such units. f) Oil and shipping Here are new possibilities for environmental monitoring around oil installations in seawater. Additionally, discharge of heavy metals from cleaning and emptying of oily water sump tank from ships and offshore installations are actual fields of operation.
g) Solid waste and incineration plants Leakage of heavy metals from deposits of solid waste can be monitored continuously. Similar is for incineration and destruction plants by controlling the solid as well as the smoke and the effluent water being used to purify the smoke. h) Sea farming In sea farming materials containing copper and other metals are used. Monitoring of heavy metals in the water is important to obtain optimum production with a good and safe quality for the consumers. i) Fundamental research and laboratory use In fundamental research in biology, geosciences etc. where continuous monitoring is needed to follow seasonal variations. A market is also for use in laboratories, including educational purposes.