Particle counter for water

There are various existing methods to determine whether water is clean and free from particulate contamination. In water treatment systems, both particle counters and turbidimeters or nephelometers are used for water quality control. Turbidimeters and nephelometers measure the collective amount of solid contaminants in liquids. The more turbid a liquid is, the higher the measuring value will be. Contrary to this, Automatic Particle Counters do not measure the collective amount of solid particles, they analyse size and quantity of each single particle in the sample flow. Whereas turbidimetres and nephelometres indicate the degree of turbidity which is caused by the particle contamination, an Automatic Particle Counter detects every single particle that passes the sensor cell during measurement. The knowledge of the particle sizes is of paramount importance in water applications, as it helps to quickly identify certain types of bacteria or even a failure in the system (e.g. break-through of a membrane filter) The Automatic Particle Counter thus gives more versatile and significant results than a turbidimeter.

The PAMAS WaterViewer is installed as a fixed stationary instrument for water condition monitoring. The system is the ideal instrument for the analysis of potable water, process water, purified waste water or raw water. For condition monitoring, the PAMAS WaterViewer may be connected to up to 32 measuring points. The PAMAS WaterViewer has been tried, tested and trusted for many years and considered by many users as an accurate and reliable measuring instrument for water applications. A multitude of existing publications and scientific papers prove that the PAMAS WaterViewer is used for scientific research at many universities in Europe (e.g. at the Technical University Delft in the Netherlands, at the University of Lorraine in France and at the University of Kuopio in Finland). As an example, the PAMAS WaterViewer helped to identify relevant factors for the ideal construction of water distribution pipeline systems and the most efficient filtration speed required in pool water treatment.