The KETOS SHIELD remotely monitors dozens of water quality parameters. Which one do your water operators test most often?
Find out how KETOS SHIELD solves for water testing parameters, including heavy metals (like copper), in real-time – while saving costs with our $0-CAPEX subscription model.
As an intelligent water management solution, KETOS SHIELD provides real-time monitoring for copper and 30+ other water testing parameters (including multiple heavy metals, environmental factors, inorganics, and more). Monitoring happens within a cloud-enabled modular system that allows for remote 24/7 access.
Why Monitor Water for Copper with KETOS
Copper can enter water sources via industrial discharge. For example, nearby farming or mining operations may inadvertently add copper into the environment if water supplies used in processes are not properly remediated. It can also manifest in drinking water supplies via leaching and contamination from the corrosion of copper piping, a material commonly used in water infrastructure.
While copper is safe in small quantities, more acute amounts can lead to copper poisoning in individuals with symptoms manifesting as vomiting, nausea, muscle or abdominal pain, or even kidney failure or liver poisoning.
Monitoring for copper can ensure that water is safe for human consumption and protect surrounding water supplies from contamination. Copper monitoring also has applications in terms of protecting infrastructure, as it may be an indication of pipe corrosion in infrastructure.
That’s why it is essential to observe copper levels in water infrastructure and industrial applications continuously. By being vigilant, water operators are more likely to catch spikes in copper levels to prevent contamination events. It can also be an early warning variable to help indicate if operations suffer from pipe corrosion.
Monitoring for heavy metals like copper is a great start – but see what else KETOS can do for your organization!
KETOS is a fully integrated platform that combines hardware, software, connectivity, automated reporting, predictive analytics, and maintenance to automate water monitoring and testing. KETOS enables water operators to identify and solve mission-critical water efficiency and quality challenges in real-time, or before they happen through predictive algorithms, to ensure that water meets specific quality and safety standards.