Overview


Wastewater treatment facilities utilize a wide variety of complex processes to convert incoming wastewater into clean water. One thing all wastewater treatment plants have in common is the need to closely monitor and control each step in the process, from clarification and aeration, to digestion and filtration.

CEM has spent the last 40 years developing process control equipment that has proven to significantly reduce analysis time while maintaining the accuracy and precision typically found with industry standard methods. The combination of speed and accuracy allows wastewater treatment plants to truly control each step of the process, minimizing costs while maximizing efficiency.

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Analyze Fluid and Viscous

SMART 6

Microwave + Infrared Moisture & Solids Analyzer

Improve your wastewater treatment process with rapid solids analysis.

Enhance wastewater process and quality control with real-time results.
Solids management from the clarifier to final disposal represents 50 – 60% of the total operating expenses of the wastewater treatment process. The SMART 6™ system provides a rapid, accurate analysis that allows real-time adjustments of the dewatering process.

Reduce polymer costs with equipment adjustments.
The compact SMART 6 provides accurate solids analysis in under 3 minutes. This versatile and easy-to-use system can measure effluent solids as low as 500 ppm and sludge up to 60% solids. Having the ability to rapidly determine the cake solids during dewatering, enables quick equipment adjustments to reduce polymer costs. For example, if the lowest polymer cost per dry ton of solids is achieved at a target value of 20% solids, operators can perform hourly solids tests and reduce the polymer feed every time the cake is greater than 20%. Even a modest 10% reduction in polymer use could save thousands of dollars per year.

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Analyze Fluid and Viscous

Phoenix BLACK

Microwave Muffle Furnace

Increase operational efficiency with rapid volatile solids analysis.

Optimize Operation with Improved Testing Capabilities.
The Phoenix BLACK™ is the world’s fastest muffle furnace, allowing rapid determination of volatile solids in waste treatment plants. What previously took operators hours can now be accomplished in minutes with this 1200°C ASTM conforming muffle furnace. The Phoenix BLACK performs many high temperature applications, up to 10 times faster than traditional methods. Most volatile solids analyses can be performed in 10 – 15 minutes, versus hours using standard methods.

Volatile solids analysis can provide the information needed to optimize operation of the wastewater facility. Having test results within minutes transforms the exercise from mundane record keeping to active process control.

Optimize Waste Feed Rates of Incinerators.
The Phoenix BLACK can determine the ash content of waste samples in minutes. This rapid testing method allows waste characterization information to be utilized for optimal waste feed rates. Adjustments can be made to the waste feed rates to reduce fuel consumption costs and control variances in emission levels.

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Analyze Fluid and Viscous

MARS 6

Microwave Digestion System

Digest influents and effluents as well as sludges.

The MARS 6 can prepare up to 24 samples in a batch in 30 minutes or less. It is approved for USEPA testing for effluents via method 200.7. Method 3051a covers solids analysis such as sludges and soils. There is no faster way to prepare your samples for metals analysis to ensure your facility in compliance.

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Instruments

MARS 6

MARS 6

Microwave Digestion System


The easiest to use and most intelligent acid digestion system on the market.

Phoenix BLACK Microwave Muffle Furnace

Phoenix BLACK

Microwave Muffle Furnace


Parallel microwave synthesis for teaching and industrial laboratories.

SMART 6 Microwave + Infrared Moisture & Solids Analyzer

SMART 6

Microwave + Infrared Moisture & Solids Analyzer


The gold standard in moisture/solids analysis.