The UV500-Compact is a on-line water analyser based on a high resolution UV-visible spectrograph.
It allows to monitor simultaneously many different parameters for waste water treatment plants or river monitoring stations with an excellent stability and low operating cost. The same spectrograph can measure organic matter, nitrate, colour, turbidity and phosphate. A complementary UV-visible fluorescence module allows the measurement of aromatics hydrocarbons (PAH). Nephelometric turbidity by visible or infra-red laser diode is also available. The full UV-visible spectrum can also be used to monitor specific chemical process making the UV500-Compact a ideal instrument for chemical plants. External probes can be added for physicochemical parameters like pH, ORP, dissolved oxygen, conductivity and turbidity. Thanks to its automatic cleaning system and its extremely long life time lamp, the maintenance is roughly limited to the periodic refill of the inexpensive cleaning solution and eventually reagents depending on the parameters.
2048 pixels high resolution spectrograph scanning wavelengths from 180 nm to 750 nm is the master part of the UV500-Compact. Direct absorbance measurement for UV254, COD, BOD, TOC, NO3, Colour PO4 and Cr VI brings fast and stable measurements with a simple hydraulic circuit. Factory predefined or local multi-point calibration allows to get readings of COD, BOD and TOC under the UV alternative method for compatible applications. UV spectroscopy brings faster results than conventional methods like COD, BOD, TOC with much less maintenance once the correlation is dertermined.
The patented flow cell allows very high level of suspended solid without clogging. The turbidity is automatically compensated by a dual-wavelength method.
The UV source is a xenon flash lamp specified for 10^9 flashes that corresponds to more than 10 years of life time with one measurement every minute.
Physico-chemical measurements like pH, ORP, dissolved oxygen, conductivity can be added to the internal measurements by using external probes. The dissolved oxygen probe is based on fluorescence method for a lower maintenance and higher stability.