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Singapore Polytechnic

Control System

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: Mani Senthilnathan : P1147262

Automatic pH control systems

Introduction:

Wastewaterdischarge withAutomatic pH control systems to assure water qualitythat is being discharged into sewer systems, lakes, or streams. This ensures neutralize water being discharged to maintain environment.

Simple automatic pH control system

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Singapore Polytechnic

Control System

Description of the pH control system:

Automatic pH control systems have been used to optimize manufacturing processes and to assure product quality. Wastewaterdischarge requires any industry that discharges effluent into sewer systems, lakes, or streams to neutralize this effluent before allowing it to be discharged. In many instances, recording the pH of the discharge is also required. A pH system consists of five basic components: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Monitoring, controlling, and recording instrumentation pH electrodes and holders Effluent holding tank Chemical pumps and reagent storage tanks Mixers/agitators

In this system, effluent flows into the holding tank where a pH electrode senses the pH of the solution. The pH electrode relays this information to the pH controller which operates chemical pump(s) to inject acid or caustic as required to neutralize the effluent. The mixer serves to evenly distribute the neutralizing chemicals throughout the holding tank to ensure accurate neutralization. After neutralization has been completed, the effluent is discharged to waste while a second pH electrode senses the discharge effluent's pH. The electrode relays this information to a recording device which provides a record of the discharge for inspection or for future reference. Both cost and trouble-free operation are important con siderations when choosing a pH control system.
Reference:

www.sensorex.com

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