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Applications

Water quality biomonitoring

Applications and success stories

ToxMate has already proven itself in various applications.

Urban WWTP

Applications :
To detect toxicity risks,before discharge of the treated water back in its natural environment. Done at the end of the treatment cycle.
Upstream and/or downstream of a working treatment plant in order to evaluate its efficiency

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).

Industrial WWTP

Applications :
To detect toxicity risks,before discharge of the treated water back in its natural environment. Done at the end of the treatment cycle.

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.

Drinking Water treatment plant

Applications :
Before treatment, to assess the quality of the water upstream of the plant.
After treatment, to evaluate the efficacy of the treatment downstream of the plant.

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.