Pure water is a vital resource for industrial processes as well as human consumption. In municipal water delivery systems, rapid detection of changes in water quality is critical in preventing negative effects on the environment and human health. Monitoring of water quality is also essential for efficient operation in a variety of industries such as pharmaceuticals, life sciences, semiconductors, food & beverages, and power plants. In industrial process water, bio-fouling or scaling can result from contaminants in water. Increasingly, the use of real-time monitoring instruments in these industries provides continuous information to react and respond to water quality changes. LEDs can be designed into such systems for many years of efficient and effective detection. 

Organic matter is a key source of many water quality challenges. Unwanted microbial growth and consumption of coagulant chemicals, attributed to excess organic matter accumulation, are two side effects well-known to the water-treatment industry.  Commonly used parameters for measuring organic matter in water include total organic carbon (TOC), biological oxygen demand (BOD), chemical oxygen demand (COD), and UV absorbance (UV254). Moving from intermittent testing to real-time monitoring of these measures is an approach to improved quality and, thus, productivity.

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