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INTEGRATED MONITORING SYSTEM FOR WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT IN OHIO VALLEY

ORSANCO robot monitor system consists of 14 field stations, central receiving station and data processing center. Information on water quality is telemetered automatically from the field stations each hour. Water quality characteristics measured include pH, oxidation-reduction potential, chlorides, dissolved oxygen, temperature, conductivity and solar radiation. Utilizing the system developed for the Ohio Valley, it has been possible to provide a more accurate appraisal of daily river conditions, to trace spills and accidental discharges for the protection of downstream water users, and to forecast changes in quality. The data also permit the evaluation of different levels of waste treatment, under changing flow patterns, using real data. The experience gained and costs incurred in using the present system form a basis for projecting requirements for future needs.

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  • Pagination: p. 106-117

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  • Accession Number: 00005543
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 25 1972 12:00AM