Automated and Continuous Water Quality Monitoring
Designed and manufactured by Biological Monitoring, Inc., the Bio-Sensor® combines living organisms with advanced computer and electronic technologies to continuously monitor water quality.
This is accomplished by employing live fish in a series of tanks as sensors to detect the presence of toxic substances. As variations in water quality occur, changes in ventilatory behavior and certain locomotor activities of the fish are detected through noninvasive electronic sensors in each tank. These fish signals are amplified and filtered before being analyzed by computer algorithms. When a significant number of fish respond simultaneously in an abnormal manner, an alarm is initiated. In this manner, the Bio-Sensor® automatically and continuously monitors the quality of drinking water, industrial and municipal effluents, and other water sources.