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Particle Counter

Published on 18 September 2019


Optical particle counter for monitoring water distribution networks 


  What is Particle Counter?

  • Counter of particles between 1 and 100 μm; for example bacteria, sediments, aggregates…
  • Autonomous device that can be monitored by radiofrequency communications
  • Connected on-line to water distribution network
  • Operating principle: light scattering and flow-rate controller
  • Flow rate: 100 ml/min
  • Pressure: up to 10 bar
  • Size: 370 mm x 200 mm x 215 mm
  • Weight: 7 kg
  • Power consumption: 15W – 12V


  Applications:

Water monitoring:
  • Water distribution network
  • City water
  • Water treatment plant

Industrial process monitoring:
  • Chemistry
  • Pharmacology


  Results

​Test on Grenoble water
Measurement conditions:
  • Flow rate 100 ml/min
  • Measurement period: 5 min
  • Pressure: 3 bar



  What's next?

  • Investigation of other potential application: air quality monitoring
  • New tests on water in real environment with bacteria
  • Optimization to increase the flow rate
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