Applications

Water quality biomonitoring

Applications and success stories

ToxMate has already proven itself in various applications.

Urban WWTP

Applications :
- After treatment, before discharge into the natural environment to detect toxicity risks.
- Upstream and/or downstream of a treatment plant outlet to determine its performance.

Success Stories : - Proof of concept studied on an experimental chain (French Bouiillides’ WWTP)- In a shared project carried by SAUR R&D and co-financed by the AERMC (Rhone Mediteranean Corsica Water Agency), there were two ToxMate installed in order to measure the efficiency of a device developed to reduce micropollutants on site. The advantage compared to more classical means of measurements, such as chemical analysis, is its capacity to be instantaneous and live, whereas other means may take several days up to several months for results. Moreover, ToxMate highlighted, in real time, events that were not identified by usual detection means initially (those events were confirmed to be true at a later stage).

Case study

Industrial WWTP

Applications : - After treatment, before discharge into the natural environment to detect toxicity risks.

Success Stories : ToxMate was tested as part of a display of technology project, co-financed by the AERMC, and helped by the European Commission (SME Instrument H2020). It was tested on four different platforms, each part of different industry sectors: food industry; textile industry, industrial surface treatement and chemical industry. It proved its capacity to detect micro pollutants, whereas other classical means of detections failed to.

Case study

Drinking Water treatment plant

Applications : – En fin de traitement, avant rejet dans le milieu naturel, pour détecter le risque de toxicité. - Upstream and/or downstream of a treatment plant outlet to determine its performance.

Success Stories : The idea behind this installation is to control the quality of the incoming water continuously. As part of a European project (SME Instrument H2020) and over the span of 14 months of analysis, the tool will be connected to several process step of the treatment, in order to assess the performance dynamically. To make sure that the answer given to this industry is appropriate, since the level of contaminant may be much lower here, the sensibility of the tool will be finely tuned and increased (with the help of laboratory studies) to adapt to the new conditions.

Station d’alerte

Applications : For continuous analysis of surface waters in rivers, in the upstream of a water intake point. 

Reut 

Applications : For continuous analysis of treated waste water in view of their reuse for different purposes : agricultural irrigation, cleaning etc