Process Water

Water used in industrial applications, for example for testing, cleaning, or maintaining equipment, must also be tested for quality. When industries can control the content of their process water, they can more accurately prevent sediment buildup or corrosion and can properly balance the chemical makeup of their water in a way that requires less chemical usage and at intervals that guarantee the process water is always perfectly balanced to prevent equipment downtime and maintenance.

With KETOS, businesses dependent on process water for internal infrastructure can monitor for 25+ contaminants, including sediment, pH, salinity, and more. Threshold alerts can be set to warn of impending imbalances or pressure changes, and water operators can better plan maintenance intervals to help keep their infrastructure up and running and to improve the longevity of often complex and expensive equipment.

Did You Know?

Monitoring of water quality is crucial to ensuring process reliability. This allows any variations to be quickly identified and resolved. Parameters monitored can include pH, conductivity, and chlorine content, as well as temperature and flow rate.

Lead can enter, inadvertently, through manufacturing processes. For example, plumbing that contains lead can contaminate water used in food production.

Water is used for many industrial applications, including dilution, steam generation, washing, and cooling of manufacturing equipment. Industrial water is also used as cooling water for energy generation in fossil fuel and nuclear power plants or as wastewater from certain industrial processes.

High levels of heavy metals have been found in baby food across brands - including lead, cadmium, and arsenic in 100% of baby food made by responding companies with inorganic arsenic testing between 28% and 93% higher in the finished products at one company.

The FDA considers water “agricultural” if it is intended to/likely to contact covered produce or food-contact surfaces. For example: irrigation water directly applied to the harvestable portion of a crop, water for preparing crop sprays, and water used for washing/cooling all harvested produce.

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