Ensuring Compliance with Continuous Water Quality Monitoring

Water management is a critical concern for industries worldwide, and finding innovative solutions is essential. KETOS, a leading digital water technology company, has played a pivotal role in revolutionizing water management practices, including for chemical manufacturers, and we’re proud to showcase our chemical manufacturing case study in Water Technology Magazine.

The Water Quality Challenges of a Fortune 500 Chemical Manufacturer

The featured chemical company is a renowned Fortune 500 conglomerate that produces an extensive range of over 60,000 products for various industries, including worker safety, healthcare, and consumer goods. With multiple brands and a vast manufacturing facility spanning 2,000,000 square feet, the company faced several water-related challenges.

One significant obstacle was the need for proactive understanding and continuous monitoring of the water composition due to health and environmental concerns. Staffing and budget constraints made having operators on-site 24/7 to collect samples and monitor water quality manually impractical. Plus, adding lab personnel or expenses was not feasible for achieving real-time visibility of water quality.

The Solution: KETOS 

A KETOS SHIELD implementation during the secondary treatment phase of their wastewater treatment process made water quality monitoring more predictable at less cost. The KETOS SHIELD now autonomously monitors crucial parameters, including fluoride, free chlorine, residual chlorine, total hardness, calcium, and magnesium.

The company gained access to the KETOS Smart Water Intelligence platform customized to meet unique operational requirements. When the KETOS SHIELD detected any parameter outside the defined range, the operations team received timely alerts. The alert thresholds are configurable per the team’s evolving needs, enabling proactive water management.

KETOS Benefits and Outcomes

A KETOS SHIELD implementation helped the chemical manufacturer gain:

  1. Real-time Visibility: Water quality dashboards were configured after installation, enabling plant operations and corporate management teams to quickly review and monitor water quality in real-time. This enhanced awareness allowed timely treatment, efficient water management, and responsible water discharge.
  2. Improved Sustainability: With efficient water treatment and recycling capabilities, less treated water enters the environment, reducing the ecological impact. Moreover, optimizing chemical usage resulted in cost savings for the company.
  3. Data-Driven Decision Making: With the consistent collection of water quality data, the chemical company can leverage historical views, trend analysis, and predictive intelligence to improve site operations and overall efficiency. The availability of actionable water metrics integrated with other environmental, health, and safety (EHS) data further enhances the company’s ability to assess the impact of plant operations and achieve sustainable water management.
  4. Compliance and Reporting: The KETOS platform helps ensure ongoing wastewater quality and compliance with regulatory standards. Automating data dashboards facilitates enhanced reporting on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) metrics, meeting or exceeding corporate sustainability expectations.

Read the Full Case Study in Water Technology Magazine

Read about KETOS’ successful implementation at a major manufacturing facility for a Fortune 500 chemical company in Water Technology Magazine! Learn more about KETOS’ comprehensive water monitoring system helps companies improve sustainability and make data-driven daily decisions every day. 

This partnership highlights the transformative power of digital water technologies. And KETOS is ideal for optimizing water management practices across industries – from chemical manufacturing to food and beverage, to utilities, and beyond. 

Here’s the link to the complete digital Water Technology Magazine article.

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