Toxic contaminants can be released into the air, soil, and water from a variety of industrial and domestic processes. Environmental monitoring using quality environmental data is key to you understanding its impact and allowing you to make informed decisions.
Current monitoring methods can be costly, time-consuming and have considerable limitations placed upon them in terms of sampling and analytical techniques.
SGS Sensor Solutions
Electronic sensors are increasingly replacing traditional monitoring methods and SGS is at the forefront of developing these new cost-effective, high-quality solutions. Electrochemical sensors can test for many different analytes in air, soil and water. Used singularly or in a network, electronic sensors provide the ideal solution when you require continuous monitoring and rapid detection of negative events.
Case study: eNoses
Exposed to the ambient air, these sensors report back qualitative information on air composition. Linking a network of eNoses to a remote computer system, via a wireless data communications link, creates a sophisticated early-warning system in the case of odor nuisance. The software on the remote computer will interpret the sensor signals in real-time.
Case study: Water Quality
Electronic sensors provide rapid detection of deviations in water quality in catchments, sewer systems and/or drinking water distribution networks. The latest strategies combine the advantages of laboratory analysis with online, sensor-based monitoring. If an anomaly is detected, automatic samplers will take a sample, which is then taken to our laboratory for investigation using traditional analysis techniques. Concurrently, measures can also be taken to protect the production process and the environment.
Why Choose SGS?
With a global network of over 5,700 environmental specialists, including engineers, scientists and chemists, we offer a one-stop-shop approach to helping you design and implement sampling plans utilizing the latest sensor-based technologies and data management solutions. Working with SGS gives you local know-how backed by international experience and expertise.
Learn more about sensor solutions by contacting your local SGS office.