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Cranfield senses something in the water

July 04, 2000

Marconi Applied Technology is sponsoring the School of Water Sciences forthcoming conference on sensors for water and wastewater treatment. The conference will be held at Cranfield University on Wednesday 6 September 2000.

On-line measurements are widely practised in today's water industry. Their measurements are used for monitoring, control, regulation and revenue exchange. However, the present balance shows that on-line measurements for assessing "quantity" far exceeds the number used for monitoring "quality".

This technology conference will highlight some of the recent developments in on-line monitoring, so that sudden changes in water and wastewater quality can be identified in real-time.

The event, organised by Water Sciences' Dr Richard Stuetz, has a full programme--

Morning Session

09:30 Registration & Coffee

10:00 Chairman's introduction: Dr Simon Parsons, Cranfield University

10:15 Michael Scott, SWIG, Confidence in on-line measurements, MCERTS for water

10:45 Dr Issy Caffoor, Yorkshire Water, On-line sensing in distribution networks

11:15 Dr Darren Reynolds, University of the West of England, The use of fluorescence techniques for water quality monitoring

11:45 Elaine Hayes, WRc-NSF, On-line toxicity monitoring

12:30 Lunch and Exhibition

Afternoon Session

13:50 Chairman's introduction: Dr Mark Byfield, Marconi Applied Technologies 14:00 Dr Richard Stuetz, Cranfield University, On-line monitoring of water and wastewater using sensor arrays

14:30 Dr Krist Gernaey, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada, Titrimetric biosensing of biological wastewater treatment plants

15:00 Dr John Watts, Capital Controls, Respirometry monitoring in wastewater treatment

15:30 Prof Alberto Rozzi, Polytechnico di Milano, Italy, Monitoring of methanogenic activity in anaerobic digesters
The conference is being held in conjunction with the UK organising committee of the IWA.

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