Water Catchment Monitoring – Environmental

Chelsea Technologies offer real-time monitoring sensors to detect levels of algae, hydrocarbons and bacteria which can be present within a water catchment which have potential impacts to the efficiency of Water Treatment Plants.

As well as Chlorophyll a, these in situ sensors can detect cyanobacteria, such as Phycocyanin and Phycoerythrin, which are often associated with algae groups of a toxic nature. Likewise Chelsea’s PAH sensors enable the reporting of a range of hydrocarbon products that may be present within a catchment where industrial activities are in place. Chelsea’s Tryptophan-like fluorescence (TLF) sensors enable real-time reporting of bacteria from farm run-off, or in catchments where Combined Sewage Overflows are present. These monitors detect fluorescent proteins that are found within sewage & slurry.

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Chelsea solutions

Chelsea Technologies offer sensors and portable systems for algae, hydrocarbon and bacteria monitoring within catchments.  Portable systems are light weight, easy to operate and designed to take into the field to measure either algae, hydrocarbons or bacteria concentrations within the water catchment.  These systems provide real-time display and logging of either algae, hydrocarbon or bacteria to inform on water quality.  Useful Red, Amber, Green threshold levels can be easily set up, and the display provides both graphical and numerical formats.

These systems include the Chelsea Technologies’ TriLux and UviLux fluorometers, which are small, low power and easily integrated to other sensor network systems. As well as being very sensitive, these fluorometer sensors are optimised to provide low noise results.

For specific parameters of interest, Chelsea offer a bespoke diagnostic test development service for the detection of waterborne pathogens and invasive species.


UviLux tryptophan sensor
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