Sewage Effluent Kit

  • SP304

The Palintest Sewage Effluent Kit provides a simple means of checking the quality of sewage effluents. It is used extensively for control testing at small sewage works. Based on simplified methods of sewage effluent testing, the kit contains tests for the essential quality control checks required for the day-to-day operation of sewage effluent treatment plants.

Increasing attention is being paid to the quality of sewage effluents. This is coupled with the imposition of more stringent quality standards. It is important that the condition of sewage effluent discharges be checked to ensure they conform to consent limits. Similarly, the importance of regular testing by sewage works operators as a check on the efficiency of the works is widely recognised.

  • Each of the tests is performed simply without the use of complicated equipment and are suitable without formal training in water testing and analysis
  • Tests are based on those recommended by the Department of the Environment and the Water Research Centre, and accord generally with the methods laid down in 'Analysis of Raw, Potable and Waste Waters' published by The Stationery Office.
Sewage Effluent Kit

Permanganate Value 0-30+

The Palintest Permanganate Value test is a simplified version of the standard AO test for indicating the general quality of final effluents. The test enables the Permanganate Value (PV) to be determined and the effluent classified as to its acceptability for discharge.

pH 4-8

Chemical and biological reactions at sewage works are profoundly influenced by pH. A pH test will also check, for example, on the effect of acid or alkaline trade wastes in the effluent flow. The pH test is carried out using a Universal pH test tablet in conjunction with a printed colour strip.

Turbidity & TSS 0-500 JTU

The Turbidity Test is designed to give a measure of the suspended solids content of the final effluent. It is also useful in following the day-to-day variation in the quality of sewage and effluent. The Palintest Turbidity Test uses a specially calibrated plastic tube.

Temperature

A check should be maintained on the temperature of effluent discharges and these should always be close to ambient temperatures. This is particularly important on industrial effluents where heated processes are involved. The kit includes a -10° to +50° thermometer complete in a brass protecting case.

Probable BOD, COD and TOC

It is possible to derive an indication of the Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD), Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) and Total Organic Carbon (TOC) from the result of the Permanganate Value test. This is based on the relationship between these measures of organic pollution obtained experimentally for such effluents.

Permanganate Value 0-30+
pH 4-8
Turbidity & TSS 0-500 JTU
Temperature
Probable BOD, COD and TOC

Consumables

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Additional Information

Part Code Contents
SP304 Hard carry case comprising: Acidifying SE tablets (x300), Permanganate Value tablets (x300), Universal pH tablets (x100), sample containers (100ml, x3), plastic test tubes (10ml, x2), turbidity tube (13 inches), test tube brush (12cm), and a thermometer.

Instructions & Brochures

User Manual

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Research & Insights

What is Permanganate Value (PV)?

Determination of the permanganate value (PV) for sewage and effluent can help indicate the oxygen requirement of waste streams during treatment and prior to discharge.

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