News, research, and insights into the science of water monitoring

The multi-beam difference

The multi-beam difference

Just like a doctor taking a patient’s vital statistics, monitoring water is a crucial health check. And just like a doctor, we have to be able to trust the results our instruments are giving us. That’s why we developed Phathom’s multi-beam sensors to provide unrivalled accuracy that single-beam sensors simply can’t supply. How? The short answer is that it’s all in the maths. For the longer answer, keep reading.

Clearing up the confusion about TSS and turbidity

Clearing up the confusion about TSS and turbidity

Over the years, we’ve found there’s a lot of confusion about suspended solids and turbidity. Unfortunately, that holds back good water monitoring, so we thought it’d be helpful to bring some clarity to the subject—if you’ll excuse the pun. We’ve thought this through carefully because we’ve developed Phathom sensors that can directly measure turbidity and total suspended solids (TSS).

Protecting environmental capital with the science of water monitoring

Protecting environmental capital with the science of water monitoring

Phathom’s technology is helping to safeguard the environment on one of Auckland’s next-generation residential developments: Whenuapai Village, a 41 hectare residential Special Housing Area north of Auckland. Sediment controls are vital on such a site, especially in the rainy season when topsoil washes off.

A tough sensor for a super-sized project

A tough sensor for a super-sized project

Phathom sensors are being used in the depths of construction of New Zealand’s longest wastewater tunnel: Watercare’s Central Interceptor, “a super-sized wastewater tunnel” designed to prevent wastewater overflows into Auckland’s beautiful harbours, which has been a problem for decades. The completed tunnel will be 14.7 kilometres long at depths of up to 110 metres below ground. Phathom’s T30-SWW has been installed to help manage sediment on the tunnel construction site.