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So far MJ Peters has created 17 blog entries.

Selecting Among Dissolved Oxygen Measurement Methods (Optical, Galvanic, Polarographic)

Commercially available dissolved oxygen sensors typically fall into 3 categories: galvanic dissolved oxygen sensors, polarographic dissolved oxygen sensors, and optical dissolved oxygen sensors. Each type of dissolved oxygen sensor has a slightly different working principle. Therefore, each dissolved oxygen sensor type has advantages and disadvantages depending on the water measurement application where it will be used.

How to Reduce pH Sensor Maintenance (Part 2)

Reference poisoning is a major failure mode for pH sensors. This blog post explains the causes of pH sensor reference poisoning. We also share tips for selecting products that are less likely to experience reference poisoning, so that you can spend less time maintaining your sensors.

By |pH, Water Measurement Tips & Tricks|

How to Reduce pH Sensor Maintenance (Part 1)

Cleaning your pH probes is essential to ensuring that they measure accurately. Unfortunately, pH probe cleaning can be hassle. Cleaning pH probes can mean removing them from your process and taking time out of your day. Learn how to spend less time cleaning pH probes, with flat surface self cleaning pH glass.

By |pH, Water Measurement Tips & Tricks|

3 Types of Cooling Systems and How They Work

In industrial applications, cooling can be critical to ensure that processes do not cause equipment or products to overheat. Many cooling applications use water as a medium to absorb heat, because water has a high boiling point and high specific heat. There are many different ways to set up an industrial cooling system, but the three basic types can be summarized by examining how cooling water is used in each system.

By |Industrial Water Treatment|

Understanding Conductivity Cell Constants

There are several different kinds of sensors for measuring conductivity. Choosing a sensor that fits your application will improve accuracy and ensure longevity of your equipment. One important factor to understand before choosing a conductivity sensor is how to select a conductivity cell constant.

4 Ways to Monitor Pool Water Quality

From commercial pool chemical monitoring systems to DIY test kits, there are plenty of pool monitoring solutions available. Choosing the best swimming pool monitoring system is a matter of your specific needs. If you are monitoring a commercial swimming pool or aquatic center that requires regular maintenance, you should opt for an automatic pool chemical monitoring set up. If you are just trying to keep your pool clean at home, then you might be able to get by with something simpler.

By |Swimming Pool & Spa|

4 Common Pool Monitoring Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

At Sensorex, we’ve been helping pool owners and operators keep their water safe and clean for a long time. When it comes to pool water monitoring systems, we’ve seen it all. But there are a few pesky mistakes that we see time and again. Avoiding these pitfalls is often easy, and it can save you [...]

By |ORP, pH, Swimming Pool & Spa|

Water Quality After Hurricane Harvey: What You Need to Know

Hurricane Harvey brought heavy rain and destructive flooding to the Houston, Texas area over the weekend and into Monday, causing many to wonder what the implications will be for water quality. Some feared that the drinking water supply would be contaminated, as water treatment facilities struggled to keep up with the deluge. Here is how [...]

By |Environmental|

Why did the Olympic diving pool turn green? It probably wasn’t algae.

What's up with the green pool at the Rio 2016 Olympics? The Olympic diving pool was closed Friday morning, after the water turned green. According to a Rio 2016 spokesperson, diving training was cancelled in order to accommodate cleaning efforts to return the pool to its normal blue color. The pool water first turned [...]

By |Swimming Pool & Spa|

How Does Water Quality Affect Aquaculture?

Monitoring allows managers to be notified when dissolved oxygen drops too low, endangering the health of fish or shellfish. Monitoring also provides feedback to control systems, which can automatically regulate oxygen in aquaculture via mechanical aeration. Careful control of aeration systems is critical, because these systems require significant energy expenditure. Optimizing aeration for sustainable growth conditions saves energy and saves money.

By |Aquaculture|