Sievers M5310 C TOC Analyzers
Optimize treatment and meet effluent quality standards
Sievers M5310 C Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Analyzers are designed for the drinking water industry and environmental water quality monitoring. Offering an operating range of 4 ppb to 50 ppm, these analyzers are engineered to support disinfection byproduct compliance. Sievers M5310 C uses UV persulfate oxidation with membrane conductivity detection, making it compliant with SM 5310 C and US EPA 415.3. Meet regulatory goals and optimize treatment processes with the Sievers M5310 C TOC Analyzers.
What is Total Organic Carbon in Drinking Water?
Total Organic Carbon (TOC) in drinking water is formed from the decay of naturally occurring organic matter (NOM) or man-made organic chemicals. TOC is an important water quality parameter for drinking water plants due to its link to disinfection byproducts (DBPs). TOC alone is not harmful, but upon its reaction with a disinfectant, it can produce harmful byproducts. Regulations like the USEPA’s Safe Drinking Water Act attempt to balance the risks presented by microbial pathogens and byproducts from the disinfectant used to destroy these microbes. DBPs, such as haloacetic acids (HAAs), continue to form as water passes through a plant’s distribution system, and contact time increases. Trihalomethanes (THMs), another class of DBPs that include chloroform, are formed from the interaction of TOC, naturally occurring bromide, and chlorine.
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Sievers Membrane Conductometric Technology
Sievers Membrane Conductometric technology uses a gas-permeable membrane to selectively pass only the CO2 produced from the oxidation of organics. This prevents acids, bases, and halogenated compounds from interfering with the conductivity measurement from oxidation, thus preventing false high or false low TOC readings.