In the complex world of water treatment, understanding the tools of the trade is crucial. One device that is making a significant difference is the portable sludge meter, specifically the Aqua 22 Portable and Handheld Sludge Blanket Level Meter. But what exactly is this device, and how can it enhance water treatment processes? We answer these questions and more in this comprehensive Q&A.
What is a Portable Sludge Meter?
A portable sludge meter, such as the Aqua 22, is a handheld device designed to monitor and control sludge blanket levels in water treatment processes. The device is engineered to provide precise depth measurement of the sludge blanket level, using a hydrostatic level sensor. This ensures accurate readings, which are essential for maintaining optimal operations in any water treatment process.
Who manufactures the Aqua 22 Portable Sludge Meter?
The Aqua 22 is designed and manufactured by Royce Water Technologies. It is a replacement for the discontinued Royce 711 portable MLSS Meter. The Aqua 22 brings with it a wealth of improved features that cater to the specific needs of water treatment facilities.
What sets the Aqua 22 apart from other sludge meters?
The Aqua 22 stands out for several reasons. Firstly, it utilises a hydrostatic level sensor for precise depth measurement of the sludge blanket level. Secondly, the Aqua 22 is equipped with a high-quality LCD display, making it easy to read measurements even in bright sunlight. It’s also lightweight and ergonomically designed for one-hand operation, reducing strain and making it convenient for regular use.
What is the range and depth that the Aqua 22 can measure?
The Aqua 22 can measure a range from 0 to 20,000 mg/L and depths from 0 to 10 metres. It provides the ability to save data to 9 locations, all date and time-stamped, making it a versatile tool for all water treatment needs.
Can I use the Aqua 22 to measure Sludge Blanket Depth and Bio-Reactor Suspended Solids?
Yes, you can. By toggling the displayed parameter between Depth and Solids, the Aqua 22 can measure depths in the range 0-10M and TSS in the range 0-20,000 mg/l.
If I don’t know the depth of the tank, can I still use the Aqua 22 to determine Sludge Blanket height?
Yes, you can. Set the display to show depth. Feed the sensor down into the tank until the sensor is sitting on the bottom (i.e., the Depth reading is no longer increasing) – record the Depth reading. Switch the AQ22 to measure TSS. Draw the sensor slowly upwards until the displayed value suddenly drops to a much lower value; hold the sensor still. Toggle the display to read depth and record the value. Deduct the second depth reading from the first; this is your Sludge Blanket Height from the bottom of the tank in metres.
How does the Aqua 22 ensure accuracy in readings?
The Aqua 22 includes smart serialised sensors that hold calibration data internally. This means that sensors can be interchanged between handheld meters without needing recalibration. This feature ensures that you always get the most accurate readings, irrespective of which device the sensor is attached to.
Where can I purchase the Aqua 22 and how is it delivered?
You can order the Aqua 22 from PMA. We provide safe and reliable shipping to the UK and Europe. All orders are shipped from the United Kingdom by courier, ensuring the fastest and most reliable service.
How is the Aqua 22 used in the water treatment process?
The Aqua 22 stands out due to its unique combination of features. The high-quality LCD display, lightweight and ergonomic design, and advanced sensor technology set it apart from other devices on the market. Moreover, the ability to save data to multiple locations and the wide measurement range make it a versatile tool for all water treatment needs.
What maintenance is required for the Aqua 22?
Like any device, the Aqua 22 requires regular maintenance to ensure optimal performance. This includes cleaning the sensor and checking the device for any signs of wear and tear. However, thanks to its robust construction and high-quality materials, the Aqua 22 is designed to withstand the rigours of daily use, making it a durable and reliable choice.
Portable MLSS and Sludge Blanket Level Meter
Royce Water Technologies has designed and manufactured the Aqua 22 portable hand-held MLSS and Sludge Blanket Level Meter, to replace the discontinued Royce 711 portable MLSS Meter.