- Project No 2029
- Project Name Guidance on sensors in the global water industry
- Lead Organisation Global Water Research Coalition
- Main Researcher Joep van den Broeke
- Completion Year 2014
Real time monitoring and process control is a crucial component of optimal, pro-active water and wastewater management but there is a lack of information about real-world experience, operation, return on investment and the costs that are related to online monitoring. This research collated information from literature reviews, case studies, industry surveys and interviews, and concluded that more than 250 manufacturers sell over 100 water quality applications. In this context it is important to carefully define operational needs and the availability of skills, resources and budget before choosing an application. It is also important to manage and set realistic expectations and to embed online monitoring within the organisation.