The Model Q46/88 is an on-line monitoring system designed for the continuous measurement of suspended solids in water. It is intended for continuous monitoring of aeration tank mixed liquor, clarifier effluent, industrial process water, and other applications containing relatively high levels of suspended solids.
The system provides measurement over one of three selectable operating ranges, 0-100.0 mg/L, 0-1000 mg/L, or 0-10.00 g/L. The sensing element used for suspended solids measurement is an optical sensor measuring infrared “backscatter”, a method suitable for high solids levels. For applications where sensor fouling is frequent, an Auto-Clean version of the system is available that uses ATI’s Q-Blast air cleaner assembly.