News, research, and insights into suspended solids and turbidity monitoring

Can you afford to ignore losses?

Can you afford to ignore losses?

Imagine you’re at a cheese plant and you’re watching the production line, when suddenly one of the workers picks up a perfectly good cheese and throws it in the garbage. You watch for a while, and you notice it happens again and again. This would be a huge problem, and of course no-one’s physically going to be throwing cheeses in the garbage. But in reality, a lot of factories are throwing away valuable product and profits because they’re losing significant amounts of suspended solids down the drain, as much as 5% or even more. In dairy operations those solids aren’t necessarily a by-product, they’re essentially the actual product, so it could be the equivalent of throwing away one cheese in every twenty.

The multi-beam difference

The multi-beam difference

The article below was first published under our water monitoring brand, Phathom. It's a helpful guide for other industries too. || Just like a doctor taking a patient’s vital statistics, monitoring water is a crucial health check. And just like a doctor, we have to be able to trust the results our instruments are giving us. That’s why we developed Phathom’s multi-beam sensors to provide unrivalled accuracy that single-beam sensors simply can’t supply. How? The short answer is that it’s all in the maths. For the longer answer, keep reading.

Clearing up the confusion about suspended solids and turbidity

Clearing up the confusion about suspended solids and turbidity

The article below was first published under our water monitoring brand, Phathom. It's a helpful guide for other industries too. || Over the years, we’ve found there’s a lot of confusion about suspended solids and turbidity. Unfortunately, that holds back good water monitoring, so we thought it’d be helpful to bring some clarity to the subject—if you’ll excuse the pun. We’ve thought this through carefully because we’ve developed Phathom sensors that can directly measure turbidity and total suspended solids (TSS).