Olpas receives grant to boost innovative sensors for dry solids, TSS & MLSS
Olpas sensors use the new innovative OLPAS Technology
Developed at SCK CEN & MYRRHA the OLPAS Technology is a new measurement technology for measurement of suspended solids in all kinds of conditions
ADVANTAGES of Olpas sensors
Olpas provides a direct suspended solids measurement for accurate process control.
We measure True-TSS and True-MLSS.
Superior resistance to fouling resulting in lower maintenance cost and extended product lifetime
Non Intrusive measurements
Non contact measurement through stainless steel
Measurement of suspended solids independent of colour or turbidity.
Limited sensitivity to flow conditions, temperature, colour of the medium, pressure, ...
Applicable in harsh environment (temperature, pressure, humidity)
Process fluid independent
Olpas sensors in WATER TREATMENT & LABO
OLPAS technology can be used in a wide variety of applications: from traditional wastewater treatment to DAF and MBR units, from labo application to advanced process chemistry
Municipal wastewater treatment
Olpas sensors bring great advantages for traditional municipal wastewater treatment.
Measurement of sludge concentration inline & in aeration basin
Accurate concentration measurement of activated sludge for controlling the sludge recirculation flow.
Superior fouling resistance
Since Ultrasound Pulse-Echo measurements are quasi unaffected by fouling layers, our sensors measure accurately even when fouled by an organic layer.
Reduced operational cost
Due to their robustness and superior fouling resistance, treatment facilities have prolonged intervals between maintenance, resulting in a clear reduction in operational cost
Olpas sensors offer easy to use concentration measurements to your lab.
Our sensors are resistant to harsh environments and provide accurate results in all conditions.
High resolution measurement up to ppm level
Accurate particle concentration measurements in suspensions and colloids.
The colour or opaqueness of the medium does not influence the measurement accuracy at all.
Wide range of particle sizes
Olpas sensors measure suspension concentrations from nanometer up to millimeter-sized particles.
Your full particle size distribution is therefore accounted for to provide accurate concentration measurement results.
Independent of particle morphology
Our measurement instruments provide robust results independent of particle density or shape.
Olpas detects all particles, organic or inorganic and offers specific calibrations for your measurement needs.
Innovation in water treatment
Olpas sensors play a key-role for small to medium scale wastewater treatment facilities where no interaction of the operator is desired.
TSS & MLSS for MBR & DAF units
Accurate MLSS and TSS measurements for MBR and DAF units.
Measure what is important in your DAF unit
In Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) systems, the effluent quality in terms of TSS can be safeguarded with Olpas concentration measurements. Specifically for DAF systems, influent TSS is a valuable parameter for system control.
Control aeration flow & sludge concentrations
The measurement of MLSS (Mixed Liquor Suspended Solids) and sludge concentrations in MBR’s allows for control of the aeration airflow and sludge recirculation flow.
Meet The Team
Ir, PhD and fresh dad. Kristof has all three titles.
And... he is the technical mastermind of the OLPAS technology that's behind the Olpas sensors.
Want to know more ? Read this interview with Kristof, where he explains the reason why Olpas was founded.
Jo has been active in the digital world for multiple decades. In 2007 he co-founded a leading digital agency in the Benelux-region that disrupted the market by building digital projects based on free and Open Sources technology. Ten years later the agency was sold to a world-class company with headquarters in Canada.
When Kristof contacted Jo some time later to talk about the innovative ideas he was working on, he immediately got his attention. Both of them decided to start Olpas, and to disrupt the world of measurement technology.
Olpas The Octopus
Since the OLPAS technology is particularly useful for usage in water (or liquids in general, that is) we decided to chose a water-animal as part of our logo.
Contrary to other famous organisations that have a logo that includes an animal (just to name a few: WWF, Puma or Lacoste) we chose one that can be trained.
BTW: Some octopi also have extraordinary sensory capacities. That's another reason...