Monitoring chemicals dissolved in water can give an indication of the condition of the rest of the surrounding environment as well. Because VOCs evaporate so quickly, they can transfer easily from the water to the air. Water quality is closely linked with air quality, and monitoring both is essential to environmental safety and protection. When more chemicals are introduced into the environment, it becomes increasingly likely that they will impact water quality and, as a result, health quality. A quick response to water quality issues is needed to ensure safety and security for communities.
Monitoring the water on-site with immediate results makes it possible to detect the presence of small concentrations of VOCs before they become a larger problem. Water monitoring stations can operate continuously, providing excellent data that can help identify and address the cause of pollution events.
The NovaTest W1000 provides the continuous online monitoring solutions needed for a water monitoring station. The W1000 can sample and analyze VOCs in water autonomously and alert users when target compounds exceed a certain threshold. Continuous, real-time analysis provides immediate feedback, making it possible to examine changing conditions over time and identify pollution sources or events. In addition, the W1000 is designed using a standard chassis, so it is adaptable to most existing water monitoring stations.