Two-cell metal analyser launched by Modern Water

Modern Water plc launched the OVA7000 Dual Cell, part of its trace-metal analyser product portfolio, on 20 January 2014.

The product has been designed to extend the range of detectable metals to up to ten in a single unit and offers 24 h monitoring of 3-6 sample streams – both abilities represent great advances on existing technology.

The new analyser uses voltammetry to detect metals in liquid applications. Voltammetry is an internationally accepted detection method, which offers an alternative solution to lengthy laboratory analysis and is used in all of Modern Water’s OVA product range.

It can be used to detect contaminants in rivers, lakes, groundwater and the sea; to monitor process and drinking water quality; and industrial and municipal wastewater discharges.

A significant advantage of the new monitor is that it has two analytical cells and each can be fitted with a different electrode whilst sharing one pretreatment unit.

Voltammetry methods often require different electrodes in order to optimise the detection of a specific metal. By having a single unit with two electrodes, the Dual Cell allows combinations of metals that would previously have required two separate instruments.