In order to monitor the integrity of their production processes and the risk they pose on groundwater, it is crucial to measure these influences as objectively as possible.
That is where flux measurements make the difference. Flux measurements reveal how much and when pollution can become significant for the operational processes. For operational processes as water extraction and water discharge, it is important to know the water quality and evolution over time. This may involve water extraction as input for the industrial processes, but with flux measurements industries can also monitor waste discharges that can pose a threat to the environment in order to take appropriate measures. Waiting until a pollution threshold is exceeded is often costly and slows down processes. So being able to predict these problems is one of the main advantages of flux data.
This mass flux data improves reaction time and the quality of the actions industries take.
In the case of water extraction, mass fluxes are relevant in determining the quality (e.g. nutrients, salinization, pollutants, Fe, Ca, …) of the water now and over time. This measured data enables industries to decide how and when to act even before an actual problem occurs.
In the case of water discharge, flux measurements reveal the water quality, and how this is changing over time and space or how groundwater and mass is moving in the aquifer. These objective measurements give insights in the risk that industries pose on groundwater quality and can be used to design the most efficient solutions to eliminate these risks.
At iFLUX, we had the honor to already work with some of the world’s biggest industrial players. All of them prioritizes their impact on the environment.
We’ve worked together with Dow Chemical, Total, Shell and so on. For both treatment of historical contamination as well as preventive measures. They were among the first to use flux measurements and recognize the importance of groundwater quality.
So we’re honored to help them in achieving their sustainable goals.
Do you have a potential industrial contamination risk or want to be proactive when it comes to soil and groundwater protection?