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Technology Overview- SafeGuard™ H2O In-Situ Stannous and Tin Dioxide Generator

SafeGuard™ H2O is a fully automated, on-demand, in-situ generator of stannous (reducing agent) and tin dioxide (adsorbent), coupled with online monitoring capability developed by AMS to address waterborne and airborne contaminants. The system removes Cr(VI), Cu, and Pb from drinking water and Cr(VI), Hg and Se from wastewater; acts as corrosion inhibitor for lead pipes and cooling systems; adsorbs H2S, NOx, SO2 from industrial emissions. The fully integrated and online SafeGuard H2O treatment approach eliminates the pitfalls of conventional systems and aids in the delivery of an affordable and reliable remediation process. SafeGuard H2O is integrated with an online contaminant monitoring capability. There are no similar technologies to SafeGuard H2O that integrate a low life-time cost contaminant treatment system with real-time performance controls.

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When Contamination Comes a Knockin’ — SafeGuard™ H2O to the Rescue

In the fight to keep water safe and affordable, there is only one technology for the job! SafeGuard™ H2O is a fully automated, on-demand, in-situ generator of stannous (reducing agent) and tin dioxide (adsorbent), coupled with online monitoring capability. SafeGuard H2O removes As, Cr(VI), Cu, Fe, Pb, and Mn from drinking water and As, Cr(VI), Hg & Se from wastewater; acts as corrosion inhibitor for lead pipes and cooling systems; adsorbs SO2, H2S from industrial emissions. Tin and electricity are the only consumables. There are no similar technologies to SafeGuard H2O that integrate a low life-time cost contaminant treatment system with real-time performance controls. With SafeGuard H2O, contaminants have met their match!

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Minimize the Environmental Impact of Semiconductor Manufacturing with Real-Time Online Trace Metals Analysis

Semiconductor manufacturing is not only highly dependent on large volumes of water that must be treated to ultrapure standards, but the process also generates significant volumes of wastewater that contains heavy metals and toxic solvents. To reduce its environmental impact, the semiconductor industry is actively searching for new ways to optimize water consumption and improve the quality of wastewater effluent. AMS offers innovative online real-time, continuous trace metals monitoring solutions designed to aid the semiconductor industry in optimizing water consumption, improving the quality of wastewater effluent and reducing its environmental impact.

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Trace Metal Monitoring: How to Maximize Monitoring Results with Minimum Effort

Rick Bacon, CEO of Aqua Metrology Systems, discussed the value of real-time, high-frequency metals monitoring during the Sensileau webinar in January 2020, “Metals Monitoring in Water.” The presentation focused on the AMS MetalGuard™ multi-stream online trace metal analyzer, which provides automated, unattended measurement of trace metal contaminants such as Arsenic, Chromium-6, Lead, Selenium and more across municipal and industrial sectors.

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TRUMPF Optimizes Ion Exchange System With Reliable and Continuous Data From Real-Time Arsenic Analyzer

Faced with high IEX process waste disposal costs, TRUMPF, a manufacturer of laser diodes made from Gallium Arsenide substrates (GaAs) wafers, undertook efforts to optimize the IEX process and produce less hazardous waste. One of the process improvements included the installation of the MetalGuard Arsenic online arsenic analyzer to continuously measure influent and effluent arsenic levels in real-time, providing TRUMPF with a stream of accurate and reliable arsenic data to measure the performance of its IEX system and ensure regulatory compliance. Timely and accurate arsenic results enabled TRUMPF to optimize rinse water reuse as well as to optimize and reduce IEX backwash frequencies, increasing media performance and reducing hazardous waste generation. These process improvements have resulted in an estimated annual cost savings of $100K for the facility.

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AMS Radio: The Role of Real-Time Selenium Data for Reliable Selenium Removal Treatment Processes

Listen to the latest podcast from AMS Radio featuring Rick Bacon, CEO of AMS, who discusses the role of real-time, continuous and accurate selenium data for reliable selenium removal treatment processes. Field-based sampling and laboratory analysis approaches to measuring selenium have struggled to accurately measure the contaminant. Online selenium analyzers provide timely and accurate data on selenium speciation at critical remediation process stages to help protect public health and the environment.

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AMS Annual Service Contracts (ASC)

The data from AMS online analyzers fulfill mission-critical functions of process control, risk management and contract compliance for its clients. With this in mind, AMS after-sales service support aims to maximize the uptime and minimize time to repair its analyzers.  Every AMS system is offered with an annual service contract (ASC).

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AMS’ Introduces ‘Micro-Piloting’ for SafeGuard™ H2O Trace Metal Remediation System to Reduce Costs and Deployment Time of Pilots

AMS a leader in the prediction, control and treatment of trace metals, introduces a “Micro-Piloting” program for its novel intelligent SafeGuard™ H2O trace metal remediation system. Municipal water systems or industrial facilities looking for new treatment options to remove hexavalent chromium, ionic mercury, and selenium contamination can use the Micro-Piloting program to deploy and assess demonstrations of the SafeGuard H2O technology far more quickly and for a cost that is a fraction of traditional technology demonstration pilots.

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Samsung Austin Semiconductor Improves Safety and Quality of Measurements for Copper Wastewater Streams with MetalGuard™ Analyzer

The semiconductor industry has found that traditional analytical methods for complexed copper in wastewater are not fit for purpose. Complexed copper cannot be measured using ion-selective electrodes and colorimetry technology faces a number of severe challenges. Faced with the challenges of colorimetry, Samsung Austin Semiconductors (SAS) evaluated the MetalGuard™ analyzer for its potential to significantly improve safety and quality of measurements for copper wastewater streams.

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