The first monitor has been installed just after its launch at one of Aqua America’s water treatment plants in Pennsylvania.
The company says the Microtox CTM is the only online toxicity monitor that has truly continuous monitoring. Other online toxicity monitors take intermittent samples, which only provide one test result every 15 to 30 minutes. The Microtox CTM is a site-based, broad range monitor that continuously measures the chemical toxicity of several thousand chemicals in any water source and is able to give an instant indication of the water quality.
Microtox CTM requires a low level of skill for both operation and maintenance and has a four-week, autonomous operating cycle, the company says.
Aqua America is a water and wastewater utility company with operating subsidiaries that serve about 3 million residents in eight states across the US. It is currently pilot testing the Microtox CTM at the source water intake at one of its sites. The unit will protect water at this site by providing an early warning of any deliberate or accidental contamination events.
Additionally, the Microtox CTM can be configured for wastewater and other drinking water applications.