Libelium pushes the Water Quality Market ahead with its new Smart Water Xtreme Monitoring Platform




Libelium improves the accuracy and robustness of its new Smart Water Xtreme Monitoring Platform based on IoT technology. The enhanced device includes top market performance sensors from the most prestigious manufacturers for applications such as potable water monitoring, fish farms management, chemical leakage detection, remote measurement of swimming pools and spas, and seawater pollution.

Population growth and climate change impact directly in water scarcity, one of the main sustainable challenges faced by IoT technology providing benefits like consumption reduction up to 10% or wastage and leakage decreasing up to 20%.

The new solution now features digital and optical sensors that provide incredible accuracy, more robustness and immunity to environment oscillations. The water quality parameters measured include dissolved oxygen, pH, redox (ORP), conductivity, salinity, TDS – Kcl (total dissolved solids), temperature, nephelometric turbidity, suspended solids and sludge blanket. New ion selective probes have also been added to detect ammonium, nitrate, chloride, sodium and calcium presence.

Waspmote Plug & Sense! Smart Water Xtreme

Waspmote Plug & Sense! Smart Water Xtreme

“For the first time, the platform contains sensors to control biochemical and organic levels pushing Smart Water Xtreme as one of the most complete and versatile water monitoring platforms in the world,” states David Gascón, Libelium’s co-founder and CTO. These sensors are fluorometers for chlorophyll, phycocyanin (freshwater BGA), phycoerythrin (marine BGA), CDOM/fDOM (colored dissolved organic matter/ fluorescent dissolved organic matter).

New Sensors for Waspmote Plug & Sense! Smart Water Xtreme

Table: New Sensors for Waspmote Plug & Sense! Smart Water Xtreme

The probes work with RD-485, SDI-12 digital protocols that allow a sensor probe cable length of up to 50 meters and include robust IP68 sensors that work underwater at a pressure of up to 5 bar (50 meters). This feature allows the study of the water column, a concept used in oceanography to describe the physical and chemical characteristics of seawater at different depths. It is now possible to place the sensors at different depths for applications like dissolved oxygen control.

Additionally, each sensor includes a calibration report that assures that they have been tested and calibrated. An internal temperature sensor is even used in each probe to get a better accuracy of the specific parameter.

New Sensors for Waspmote Plug & Sense! Smart Agriculture Xtreme

Manufacturer and Model Measured parameters Applications
Aqualabo
OPTOD
  • Temperature
  • Oxygen
  • Industrial and municipal sewage treatment plants
  • Wastewater management (nitrification and de-nitrification)
  • Surface water monitoring
  • Fish farming, aquaculture
  • Drinking water monitoring
Aqualabo
PHEHT
  • Temperature
  • pH
  • Redox (ORP)
  • Industrial and municipal sewage treatment plants
  • Wastewater management (nitrification and de-nitrification)
  • Surface water monitoring
  • Drinking water monitoring
Aqualabo
C4E
  • Temperature
  • Conductivity
  • Salinity
  • TDS – Kcl (Total dissolved solids)
  • Industrial and municipal sewage treatment plants
  • Wastewater management (nitrification and de-nitrification)
  • Surface water monitoring
  • Drinking water monitoring
Aqualabo
NTU
  • Temperature
  • Nephelometric Turbidity
  • SS (Suspended Solids)
  • Urban wastewater treatment (inlet/ outlet controls)
  • Sanitation network
  • Industrial effluent treatment
  • Surface water monitoring
  • Drinking water
Aqualabo
CTZN
  • Temperature
  • Conductivity
  • Salinity
  • Conductivity not compensated with temperature
  • Urban wastewater treatment
  • Industrial effluent treatment
  • Surface water monitoring
  • Sea water
  • Fish farming
Aqualabo
MES 5
  • Temperature
  • Sludge blanket
  • SS (Suspended Solids)
  • Turbidity
  • Urban Waste water treatment (Inlet/ sewage water (SS, Turbidity), Aeration basin (SS), Outlet (Turbidity).
  • Treatment of industrial effluents (Aeration basin (SS)), Clarifier (Sludge blanket), Outlet (Turbidity)
  • Sludge treatment (Centrifugation)
  • Dredging site (turbidity)
Eureka
Fluorometer:
Chlorophyll a – blue
  • Chlorophyll a – blue
  • Lakes, rivers, ground water…
  • Oceanographic
  • Process waters
  • Waste waters
  • Laboratory research
Eureka
Fluorometer:
Chlorophyll a – red
  • Chlorophyll a – red
  • Lakes, rivers, ground water…
  • Oceanographic
  • Process waters
  • Waste waters
  • Laboratory research
Eureka
Fluorometer:
Phycocyanin (freshwater BGA)
  • Phycocyanin (freshwater BGA)
  • Lakes, rivers, ground water…
  • Oceanographic
  • Process waters
  • Waste waters
  • Laboratory research
Eureka
Fluorometer:
Phycoerythrin (marine BGA)
  • Ammonium
  • Lakes, rivers, ground water…
  • Oceanographic
  • Process waters
  • Waste waters
  • Laboratory research
Eureka
Fluorometer:
CDOM/fDOM
  • CDOM/fDOM (Colored Dissolved Organic Matter/Fluorescent Dissolved Organic Matter)
  • Lakes, rivers, ground water…
  • Oceanographic
  • Process waters
  • Waste waters
  • Laboratory research
Eureka
Ion-selective electrodes (ISE’s): Ammonium
  • Ammonium
  • Lakes, rivers, ground water…
  • Oceanographic
  • Process waters
  • Waste waters
  • Laboratory research
Eureka
Ion-selective electrodes (ISE’s): Nitrate
  • Nitrate
  • Lakes, rivers, ground water…
  • Oceanographic
  • Process waters
  • Waste waters
  • Laboratory research
Eureka
Ion-selective electrodes (ISE’s): Chloride
  • Chloride
  • Lakes, rivers, ground water…
  • Oceanographic
  • Process waters
  • Waste waters
  • Laboratory research
Eureka
Ion-selective electrodes (ISE’s): Sodium
  • Sodium
  • Lakes, rivers, ground water…
  • Oceanographic
  • Process waters
  • Waste waters
  • Laboratory research
Eureka
Ion-selective electrodes (ISE’s): Calcium
  • Calcium
  • Lakes, rivers, ground water…
  • Oceanographic
  • Process waters
  • Waste waters
  • Laboratory research

Libelium’s R&D Team highlights that some sensors of the new platform are especially robust and need less maintenance; such as the inductive conductivity sensor (CTZN), whose measurements are not affected by fouling (accumulation of organic material on the sensor’s surface). Depending on the application, the sensor probes calibration period may be several months.

In order to be placed in pipes or tanks, a range of mounting accessories are available for each sensor. Furthermore, the platform includes protective wildlife accessories.

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Original article: Libelium pushes the Water Quality Market ahead with its new Smart Water Xtreme Monitoring Platform
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