The KETOS SHIELD remotely monitors dozens of water quality parameters. Which one do your water operators test most often?
KETOS SHIELD provides easy heavy metal monitoring in real-time. Cover all of your water testing parameters with one device and leverage our industry-leading $0-CAPEX subscription model to save money along the way.
As an intelligent water quality monitoring solution, KETOS SHIELD provides real-time monitoring for selenium and 30+ other water testing parameters (such as other environmental factors, various heavy metals, and more). Monitoring happens within a cloud-enabled modular system that allows for safe, easy 24/7 access from any device (mobile, tablet, laptop).
Why Monitor Water for Selenium with KETOS
Selenium is a rare trace element found in soil originating from sedimentary deposits. Selenium can enter the waterways naturally (via erosion and surface runoff) and through human activity (via industrial discharges from mining).
While small amounts of selenium are essential for human health, the EPA limits selenium in drinking water to 0.05 mg/L as higher amounts can be toxic.
This challenge with selenium is that the difference between “essential” and “toxic” is quite slim, and even relatively small amounts of selenium (if released into the environment) can adversely affect wildlife. Due to a general concern for how selenium can affect an entire ecosystem, the EPA adjusted its selenium regulations in 2016 to include selenium contamination in food webs (not just water). There is also potential for rules surrounding selenium to become even more severe in the coming years.
While industrial and manufacturing organizations must already treat wastewater for selenium before discharge, water operators must continuously comply with regulations while staying vigilant should a change in compliance occur. Having a water quality management solution that can monitor for selenium and set threshold-based alerts can ensure organizations maintain compliance while protecting the surrounding environment from contamination.
Monitoring for selenium and many other heavy metals just got easier with KETOS.
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.