Environmental Monitoring

EPA Approves In-Situ Inc. RDO Methods

June 20, 2012

Company also introduces Aqua TROLL 400 multiparameter instrument leverages robust rugged dissolved oxygen sensor.

FORT COLLINS, CO -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- In-Situ Inc., a world leader in water monitoring technology, received EPA approval for their RDO methods, which are the only optical or luminescence-based DO methods to pass the rigorous ATP approval process for measuring Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD), Carbonaceous Biochemical Oxygen Demand (CBOD), and Dissolved Oxygen (DO) under the Clean Water Act.

Unlike other optical sensors, RDO Sensors stand up to harsh conditions, exhibit no sensor drift over extended periods, do not require hydration, and simplify deployment to a single step. In contrast to electrochemical sensors, the total cost of ownership is reduced due to the elimination of time-consuming maintenance steps and long-lasting sensor design.

"Our RDO technology provides our customers and partners with higher quality data and more robust performance at a significantly lower cost than currently available optical DO sensors," stated Jon Firooz, Vice President of Marketing of In-Situ Inc. "This superior optical DO technology will essentially render the membrane-based Clark cell electrode obsolete and is ideal for environmental water monitoring."

Numerous Fortune 500 companies including Thermo Fisher Scientific, Rosemount Emerson, and others have embraced the advantages of the RDO technology for process, laboratory, and field applications through their OEM partnerships with In-Situ Inc.

In-Situ Inc. also announced today the new Aqua TROLL 400 Multiparameter Instrument for the environmental market. Ideally suited for long-term groundwater and surface water monitoring, environmental professionals can expect accurate results, reduced maintenance, and simplified integration. The Aqua TROLL 400 features the patented, EPA-approved RDO Sensor, a re-buildable pH/ORP sensor, and a robust conductivity sensor. The instrument uses open communication protocols for easy integration into existing infrastructure.

RDO technology has a long list of benefits that lower the cost of DO measurements, simplify deployment and maintenance, minimize interferences, and eliminate special storage or conditioning requirements. All sensors feature a smart sensor cap that decreases setup time and eliminates programming errors. In-Situ stands by the accuracy of the sensor from the first day of use to the last day of operation.

About In-Situ
In-Situ Inc. designs, manufactures, distributes, and rents environmental and aquaculture monitoring systems. For over 35 years, we have provided water monitoring markets with innovative solutions. From aquaculture management to aquifer characterization, In-Situ products provide accurate results and reliable operation even in harsh conditions. In-Situ offers world-class technical support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through its global network of regional offices and distributors. The In-Situ RDO Sensor is manufactured entirely by In-Situ Inc. at their Fort Collins, Colorado facility. OEM and direct purchase opportunities are available for the In-Situ RDO technology. In-Situ Inc.'s headquarters are located in Fort Collins, CO, USA.

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