The newly released ToxProtect 64 from bbe Moldaenke, allows online monitoring of potable water supplies, in order to rapidly detect the presence of toxic substances in the water.
The ToxProtect 64 system uses a number of fish, swimming in the continuously sampled water, and detects anomalies in their swimming behaviour due to toxic stress.
As a result, ToxProtect 64 detects contamination, regardless of what it might be, in real time, and sets off an alarm if there are signs of abnormal behaviour, which starts at hundreds of times lower than lethal concentrations.
Based on years of research, an elaborate system of cross checking using swimming speed, unusual horizontal and vertical transitions, allows the cutoff point to be set to reduce false alarms to an absolute minimum.
The Toxprotect 64 identifies events due to terrorist activity, or accidental toxicity, as a result of chemical spillage or runoff.
The ToxProtect 64 represents a low cost solution to online monitoring, and complements the range of daphnia, algae and fish toximeters produced by bbe, and extensively used in Europe and North America.
The Toxprotect 64 system for water monitoring is available from Technical & Scientific Equipment .