Total Organic Carbon (TOC) monitoring and control in wastewater streams

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Sugar production requires a huge amount of water, about 1 000 liters of wastewater for 1 ton of sugar cane crushed, and as a result, the industry generates wastewater (effluent) daily. The plants are required to monitor and control the organic load in effluent streams as excess organics content released can result in severe pollution problems in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Before treatment and recycling, the quality of the water must be defined. The refractive index has proven to be a very successful measurement method for organics monitoring in effluent or sweet water streams. The refractometer acts as a watchdog.

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Download the application note to learn how Vaisala K-PATENTS® Process Refractometer measures accurately in-line and real-time Total Organic Carbon (TOC) content and provide:

  • TOC level by utilizing Dissolved Solids (DS) measurement
  • Alarms for high organics concentration enabling control strategies
  • Detect water of sufficient quality for re-using in the process.  

The note also includes recommended Vaisala K-PATENTS Process Refractometer installation points for best performance.

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Total Organic Carbon (TOC) monitoring and control in wastewater streams

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