COVID-19 Testing in School and University Wastewater Systems

COVID Testing in Wastewater

Community spread of COVID-19 is challenging to control because symptoms can take up to two weeks to appear after contracting the virus. Making this even more challenging is the fact that many cases remain asymptomatic. As a complement to existing testing processes, communities, including universities, are searching for a more proactive approach to identifying early infection trends.

COVID-19 Testing in School and University Wastewater

One of the most exciting advances in Wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) is the recently demonstrated ability to identify and measure COVID-19 genetic material in untreated wastewater reliably. SARS-CoV-2, which is the virus that causes Covid-19 and is known to invade the gastrointestinal tract and is extracted in human sold waste.

The broad descriptions for various testing methodologies used to measure municipal water quality are "wastewater testing" or "wastewater quality indicators." These testing methods analyze wastewater's physical, chemical, and biological characteristics and now include testing for SARS-CoV-2. By sampling and testing wastewater samples, COVID-19 outbreaks are predictable well in advance.

To arrest Coronavirus's spread on campuses, schools and universities are turning to wastewater testing as a possible method for identifying and predicting outbreaks of Covid-19 in their facilities. Evidence is still preliminary, but it appears promising that this approach can allow schools to detect potential flareups weeks earlier than conventional population monitoring. Schools using wastewater-based epidemiology detection methods find COVID-19 more efficiently and less invasively compared to blanket individual student testing. The knowledge of increasing COVID-19 genetic material in untreated wastewater by schools and universities allows more precise deployment of mitigation initiatives and response plans, such as testing individuals, contact tracing, and quarantine.

HACH, a world-leader in water quality instrumentation and analysis, provides portable samplers that help researchers identify hot spots. The portable analyzer takes daily samples to determine the presence of SARS-CoV-2, assisting researchers in predicting COVID-19 outbreaks.

To learn more about testing wastewater for COVID-19, contact Process Technologies, Inc. Call them at 801-264-1114 or visit their website at https://process-tech.com.

Industrial IoT Panel Solution - Safely and Accurately Monitor Your Analytical, Flow, Level or Pressure Sensors

IIoT Panel from PTI


IoT Panel Solution
Process Technology, Inc. is pleased to introduce their Industrial IoT Panel Solution, a control panel series designed to improve operational efficiency and lower costs by monitoring compressors, generators, tank levels, pressure, temperature, and vibration on a wireless or wired panel.


The IoT Panel Solution provides Plug n Play control options customized for your application. PTI sales engineers discuss your requirements on-site, evaluate, design, and implement a complete cost-efficient solution kit to automate your process and factory automation application.


Wired Panel Components 

  • Red Lion HMI 
  • 10-amp power supply 
  • Ethernet Switch 
    IoT Panel Solution
  • Universal input card 
  • Programming 



Wireless Panel Components 

  • Red Lion HMI
  • 10-amp power supply
  • Ethernet Switch
  • Wireless Gateway plus two nodes 
  • Programming 

Wireless IoT Panel Solution

Standard panel sizes: 

  • 24" x24" x10" 
  • 20" x20" x10"
  • 13" x14" x9"



Options included: 

  • I/O link
  • Data tracking
  • PLC
  • Wireless communications
  • Additional options available 
IIoT Panel



Contact Process Technology, Inc. for more information. Call them at 801-264-1114 or visit their website at https://process-tech.com.

Calibrating a Mettler Toledo InPro 3250 pH Sensor Connected to an M400

The Mettler Toledo Process Analytics InPro 3250 is a pre-pressurized liquid-electrolyte pH probe with temperature sensor. The InPro 3250 are designed for an extensive range of applications in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and chemical process industries.

The Mettler Toledo M400 is a 4-wire transmitter with multi-parameter and ISM capabilities.

This video demonstrates the process of calibrating an analog InPro 3250 pH sensor connected to an M400 transmitter. 

Contact Process Technology for all your Mettler Toledo Process Analytics products. Call them at 801-264-1114 or visit them at https://process-tech.com.


Reliable Weighing Systems in the Harshest Industrial Environments

SIEMENS Process Weighing

From the rigors of heavy industry to the precision required in food and pharmaceutical manufacturing, Siemens has weighed it all. 

SIEMENS isn’t new to the weighing game. SIEMENS delivers over 50 years of experience in the weighing technology for continuous or static weighing and batching applications to optimize your process costs and quality. With SIEMENS field-proven SIWAREX weighing electronics, SIWAREX load cells, conveyor belt scales, solids flow meters and weighfeeders, SIEMENS weighs your world - with first-class solutions that help you accomplish almost any weighing task.

  • Process weighing and gravimetric level measurement
  • Dosing/Filling/Bagging scale
  • Continuous Weighing
  • Force/Torque measurement

DOWNLOAD THE SIEMENS DYNAMIC AND STATIC WEIGHING INSTRUMENTATION CATALOG HERE

For more information about SIEMENS process weighing products, contact Process Technology. Call them at 801-264-1114 or visit them at https://process-tech.com.

New Product Alert: AbTech Industries


Process Technology is pleased to announce a partnership with AbTech Industries. 

AbTech Industries is a full-service environmental technology and engineering company committed to offering creative solutions to cities, business and governments solving water pollution and contamination issues. 

Offering revolutionary solutions for Stormwater Management, Oil & Gas Water Treatment and Industrial Waste Water Treatment, AbTech combines its own proprietary technology with third-party technologies and systems to provide customers with the most reliable and cost-effective solutions.

Process Technology offers AbTech products in Utah, Western Wyoming, Southern Idaho, Northern Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Eastern Wyoming, and Montana.

AbTech Industries Products Include:

  • Stormwater treatment - Engineered systems, storm drain inserts, environmental site solutions focused on reducing coliform bacteria, hydrocarbons, TSS, nutrients & heavy metals
  • Oil & Gas water management - Upstream, midstream & downstream water management solutions
  • Industrial water treatment - filtration media solutions, water treatment systems.

For more information on AbTech products, contact Process Technology by calling 801-264-1114, or using visiting their website at https://process-tech.com.

SIEMENS Flow Measurement Product Guide

The right flow instrument for every application.

Process Instrumentation
SIEMENS flow instrumentation allows you to measure the flow of liquids, gas and steam with greater confidence. From simple flow indicators to advanced bus-compatible electronic systems, the trusted SITRANS F product family has versatile and reliable metering solutions built to suit every industry and process.

With the knowledge that no single technology can address the needs of all industrial applications, SIEMENS provides a complete range of flow measurement devices. And all are backed by our global support network, providing experienced sales and technical assistance when and where you need it.

GET THE FLOW MEASUREMENT GUIDE FROM THIS PTI WEB PAGE

For more information about SIEMENS Process Instrumentation products, contact Process Technology. Call them at 801-264-1114 or visit their website at https://process-tech.com.