Discover the biological & kinetic behaviour of your WWTP
Respirometer based on gasometric method for wastewater analysis
In any biological wastewater treatment system, there is a need to define, assess and understand the plant’s performance with regard to the removal of certain contaminants and the response of bacterial activity to inhibitory compounds of interest. The execution of batch activity tests can be useful to study the biodegradability of a given wastewater stream, determine the stoichiometric and kinetic parameters involved in the conversion of a specific compound, study the potential interactions (e.g. symbiosis and competition) between microbial populations and assess the potential toxic effects of certain wastewater steams and / or compounds.
The Gas Endeavour® allows for an easy execution of batch activity analysis, based on volumetric gas methodology. The instrument is a fully automated respirometer emplying a gasometric method for continuous gas volume measurement. It is an ideal solution for anaerobic and aerobic respirometry using samples of biomass and wastewater. In comparison with the manually chemical, titrimetric or conventional manometric methods for wastewater analysis, the Gas Endeavour® allows highly accurate analysis of kinetics for a large number of samples. Its automated test procedure also significantly reduces the workload time compared with manual alternatives and the modular design makes the instrument being very user friendly in both analysis and maintenance.