Innosol and Related Technology
The Innosol instrumentation provides entirely new capabilities to the existing toolkit for water analysis. Separate and simultaneous detection, sizing, counting, and classification of inorganic, organic, and biological suspended solids allows for greater control of processes requiring or producing high quality water. The table below compares various existing technologies in water analysis to the capabilities of the Innosol instrumentation.
|Instrument||Usage||Comparison to Innosol|
|TOC analyzers||Used to assess the amount of natural organic matter found in the water. This is an indicator of quality and helps to determine the requirement for coagulants.||While the TOC provides information that affects coagulation, of greater importance are the target contaminants of coagulation/flocculation: suspended solids. The Innosol separately measures their relative amounts of inorganic, organic, and microbiological components, allowing optimized coagulant mixtures/amounts and alerting on microbiological contamination.|
|UV254 measuring devices||Used to assess TOC, often in real time.||As with TOC analyzers, UV254 measurement provides limited information to the coagulation/flocculation stages, and is not needed for real time indication of coagulant requirements provided by the Innosol. UV254 measurements cannot alert on the presence of microbiological contaminants.|
|Turbidimeters||Used to gain a rough measure of suspended solid content in water.||The information provided by the Innosol goes beyond by counting, sizing, and classifying inorganic, organic, and microbiological suspended solids. Turbidimeters are not able to account for differences in the optical properties of different types of contaminants. For this reason turbidity cannot accurately characterize suspended solid content nor adequately inform coagulation/flocculation.|
|Particle Counters||Used to gain specific information regarding suspended solids in water. Unlike turbidity, which cannot be related to concentrations of suspended solids, particle counters provide counts of particles and typically some sizing characterization.||Particle counters can only provide total counts within pre-defined size-ranges, and cannot distinguish between types of particles. For this reason, particle counters cannot alert on the penetration of microbiological contamination. The Innosol instrumentation classifies particles as inorganic, organic, or microbiological, providing counts of each in user-defined size ranges.|
|Multi-measurement devices||Used to collect broad data on a periodic basis from a water stream. These devices provide simultaneous automated measurement of combinations of COD, TOC, TS, SV, and SI.||While such devices providing a wide array of information, at this time only the Innosol Instrumentation can indicate the relative amounts of different types of suspended solids. It is this advancement that makes real-time optimization of coagulation/flocculation and detection of microbiological contamination possible.|
|Integrated Analysis Devices (e.g. HACH GuardianBlue)||These devices integrate signals from chlorine, TOC, turbidity, conductivity, and pH to create a water quality fingerprint, used for alerting never-seen-before threats.||This device provides a first warning for an extremely broad array of threats by detecting changes in the nature of the water, and not by detecting specific contaminants. The Innosol instrumentation provides detailed information regarding specific suspended solid and microbiological contaminants. The role of the transportable Innosol instrumentation in threat detection is therefore complimentary.|
The Innosol instrumentation is the only tool in the world for simultaneously detecting, sizing, counting, and classifying inorganic, organic, and biological suspended solids, and providing real-time alerting on penetration of microbiological contaminants.
The North American Water Quality Association WQA selected the Innosol technology and instrumentation as one of the most important innovations. Search for Innosol here
"...Innovative Multi-Application Large Volume Contaminant Detector: Reduces Process Costs, Monitors Product Water Quality, and Enhances Consumer Safety...The new instrumentation platform, Innosol-PLF, allows in-situ (online) detection, sizing, counting, and advanced monitoring of a wide range of biological and inorganic suspended solids (and more) in thousands of gallons of water and other liquid media, allowing for a number of unique cost-saving applications in industrial, commercial, and municipal markets..."
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