Many of today’s large urban water treatment plants rely upon sophisticated chlorination processes in order to provide clean, sanitary water to millions of consumers in the US and around the globe. The efficiency and cost-effective operation of chlorination processes in water treatment facilities can be significantly improved with the installation of flow meters that accurately measure the flow of chlorine gas in the treatment process.
Turning raw water obtained from various ground or surface water supplies into clean potable water fit for human consumption or industrial purposes requires the removal of contamination sources. Such sources can include algae, bacteria, fungi, minerals, parasites and viruses. Many of these contaminants are potentially dangerous or even lethal to humans. Some contaminants merely affect the taste of water and are removed to make the water more palatable.