Smart water technology brings actionable water monitoring solutions to multiple industries


WEI will use the KETOS Shield solution to provide continuous real-time water monitoring for its customers. (Credit: Pixabay/rony michaud)

Water treatment leader, Water Engineering, Inc. (WEI), and water intelligence innovator, KETOS, Inc., today announced a strategic partnership to offer actionable water insights for industrial facilities through continuous water quality monitoring for stakeholders across the Midwest. WEI provides water treatment solutions for clients in multiple industries, including data centers, municipalities, commercial HVAC, oil and gas, manufacturing plants, and power plants, among many others.

“Industries are under rigorous pressure to meet compliance requirements while optimizing their operations, staying capitally efficient and achieving their overall water management goals as an organization,” said KETOS CEO, Meena Sankaran. “Our partnership with WEI will help businesses and institutions be proactive in their approach to water treatment and internal process control, with significant savings across labor, lab, and materials. The impact of this partnership will be transformational for the industrial sector, with the rise in IoT automation and our focus on data-driven decision making. KETOS and WEI also align on their missions to provide solutions that ensure compliance with water quality standards while protecting the environment and ensuring the sustainability of water resources.”

WEI will use the KETOS Shield® solution to provide continuous real-time water monitoring for its customers, either at the inlet with real-time visibility into water composition and chemical treatment in internal processes, or for understanding water discharge and reuse at the effluent. This includes safety assurance testing, process optimization, and efficient dosing of chemicals, with the ultimate goal of improved plant operations. KETOS Shield™ solution is uniquely designed to offer advanced analytics with threshold based alerts and help customers quickly identify contaminants, heavy-metal ions etc. all within a single, modular and automated system at an affordable price.

Testing without compromising accuracy doesn’t have to be expensive. KETOS Shield solution presents an alternative to lab-testing, allowing for an unmanned system to deliver data at parts per billion sensitivity in a matter of minutes. The combination of WEI’s expertise and solution offering of treatment now completes the lifecycle with remediation for all that is monitored, creating a win-win opportunity for end users.

“From our inception as a small-town water treatment company, our commitment has always been to deliver the best quality products and services that help our customers achieve their operational and environmental goals,” said David Wagenfuhr, CEO of WEI. “We knew that this partnership with KETOS, and the use of the KETOS Shield, would have far reaching benefits, both in terms of allowing customers to easily and continuously monitor water quality, but also in cutting down the amount of time required to collect and analyze data. Additionally, using the KETOS smart water management platform will allow us to expand our businesses around building a data strategy for our end users and offering our expertise as part of the managed service efforts.”

The use of the KETOS Shield is expected to dramatically reduce labor outlay and testing costs associated with traditional collection methods and provide valuable operational intelligence for WEI customers in real time.

Source: Company Press Release