Detection of Water Contamination

Fast detection of toxic substances

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Exploding numbers of synthesised compounds have led to new challenges in environment assessment during the last few decades. In addition to soil and air monitoring, the analysis of water quality has become a fundamental task. Although chemical and physical procedures for toxicity detection have improved, the use of biological systems is inevitable. Here, model organisms act as reliable indicators for harmful agents, e.g. toxins.

Toxicity tests are mainly based on the survival of organisms in the presence of test material. Static tests permanently expose the organisms to a series of dilutions over 24 or 48 hours. Dynamic tests, on the other hand, shorten the test procedure and allow continuous monitoring. The registration of complex behaviour further reduces the response time for alarm evaluation. Automatic unmanned surveillance is achieved by use of the unique bbe alarm software.

Detection of toxins...

Fast detection of a variety of toxins

  • rapid recognition of toxic incidents and contaminations
  • early alarm management
  • alarm evaluation system
  • automated operation
  • hardware control
  • remote access
  • stand-alone or integrated into available measuring systems
  • variability in the selection of test organisms
  • inclusion of acute toxicity test (according to DIN)

Water quality monitoring with many applications

  • waterworks
  • water processing facilities
  • environmental protection agencies
  • harbours
  • river monitoring stations
  • remediation control
  • prevention of terrorist attacks

  • hotline support
  • remote access to all toximeters
  • data interpretation and consultation
  • on-site service
  • service contract