The KETOS SHIELD remotely monitors dozens of water quality parameters. Which one do your water operators test most often?
KETOS SHIELD monitors for residual chlorine and dozens of other water testing parameters – all from one place. Water operators get real-time results and 24/7 access to their data. The best part? Organizations can eliminate up-front costs with our industry-leading $0-CAPEX subscription model.
Our proprietary water quality monitoring hardware/software device, KETOS SHIELD, provides accurate monitoring for residual chlorine and 30+ other parameters (such as inorganic materials, heavy metals, and other environmental factors). Monitoring happens via an internet-aware modular system and uploads data to a centralized database for easy access from any device (mobile, tablet, laptop).
Why Monitor Water for Residual Chlorine with KETOS
Residual chlorine is the concentration of chlorine found in water after the oxidant demand is satisfied. The WHO recommends a residual concentration of 0.5 mg/liter or more to maintain water quality.
Chlorine destroys microbial pathogens in drinking water. While chlorine is produced for a wide variety of processes, only a tiny amount is directed toward water treatment. For example, in the US, only 6% of domestically produced chlorine is used for water treatment. It is, however, the most commonly used drinking water disinfectant and plays an integral role in eliminating water-borne diseases such as dysentery, cholera, typhoid, and other gastrointestinal vectors. Additionally, chlorine can prevent fungal, algal, and slime growth in water distribution systems, help maintain clean filter mediums at treatment plants, and to disinfect water mains.
In food manufacturing, operators leverage chlorinated water for washing and processing fish, red meat, and poultry. It can also clean produce and is vital in sanitizing the equipment and facilities that process food.
Beyond its disinfectant use cases, chlorine can be used as a food additive and helps control taste and odor, making it an integral part of food and beverage processes. And, as an important disinfecting agent in so many use cases, it’s important that the balance is monitored so that chlorine is effective enough to kill any bacteria or viruses, but not so overwhelming as to affect the odor, taste, or quality of the water or the product deliverables.
Monitoring for residual chlorine is just the beginning for water operators. Many may need to test for a handful or even dozens of water variables, and with KETOS, we make it easy to do it all from one place.
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.