Wastewater treatment plants are designed to treat all municipal waste. The process of water purification results in the by-product of harmful combustible and toxic gases. Toxic gases used on site can build up in confined spaces or working environments, depleting Oxygen and making those locations highly dangerous. To ensure the safety of both personnel working at wastewater treatment plants and the environment in which treated wastewater is discharged, gas detection in wastewater treatment is an essential part of any safety program.
The process of wastewater treatment involves various stages:
- pumping stations, where water is stored and pumped into the treatment facilities
- Primary treatment
- Secondary treatment
- Water disinfection
Each treatment stage the wastewater goes through – involves hazardous gases that may be already present, are produced or are added to complete the process .The gas hazards vary considerably depending on the application, location and treatment process.To ensure the safety of the workers, equipment and the facility, every area presenting a gas hazard should be monitored, including the gas storage rooms, ozone generator room and any room that gas passes through.
Hazardous gases found in wastewater treatment facilities include:
- Methane (CH4 )
- Pentane (C5 H12)
- Hydrogen (H2 )
- Oxygen (O2 ) Deficiency
- Hydrogen Sulphide (H2 S)
- Carbon Monoxide (CO)
- Chlorine (Cl2 )
- Sulphur Dioxide (SO2 )
- Ozone (O3 )
- Hydrogen Peroxide (H2 O2 )
- Ammonia (NH3 )
GasAlarm products are ideally suited for wastewater treatment systems. Our Gas Detection sensors accurately detects and signals increased gas concentration of harmful gas and avoids any further damage.
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