Analytical Technology says its AutoClean range of monitors, including those measuring suspendedsolids, turbidity and pH, are designed to allow European food manufacturers comply with Integrated Pollution PreventionControl regulations, environmental legislation.
The IPPC regulations were introduced in June 2006. Under the new regulations, all European food and beverage manufacturers must demonstrate that they are implementing the"best available techniques" (BAT) to control water emissions and provide a high level of protection to the environment.
The IPPC requirements provide the bloc with an integrated approach to regulating industrial activities and installations that may cause pollution or other environmentaldamage. In order to comply with the new regulations, European food manufacturers must demonstrate that they have systematically developed proposals to apply BAT.
ATi claims its AutoClean monitors provides food manufacturers with a cost-effective BAT.
The company's AutoClean D15/76 monitor measures suspended solids and turbidity in water. It measuresthe optical clarity of water from 0-10 mg/l to 0-10,000 mg/l. Using Q25 pH sensors, the Q45P AutoClean pH monitor can be used to check pH levels of any water emission.
Suspended solids and turbidity is a general indicator of the optical clarity of water, and is defined as the amount of light scattered from the particle in a solution.The ATi's D15/76 range of measurement eliminates the need for separate high and low range instruments.
ATi's Q25 pH sensors used in the Q45P AutoClean pH monitor can be used by food manufacturers to check that the pH level of any water emissions are satisfactory to the IPPC regulations.
The differential pH sensor is resistant to fouling and chemical fouling and gives long periods of maintenance freeoperation, the company claimed.
"The introduction of this new legislation will have a massive impact on all food and beverage manufacturers as they will be forced to focus more on their wateremissions," said Michael Strahand, ATi's general manager in Europe.