ROW oil spill detector for industrial and environmental water monitoring

Abstract/Technology Overview

The technology provider is an Estonian based company that develops and builds sensors that analyze substances in real-time with specialties in the detection of hydrocarbon in water and Fluo-Imager Analyser for express quantitative and qualitative analysis of spectro-fluorescent organic samples.

Technology Features, Specifications and Advantages

This technology is a non-contact sensor called the Remote Optical Watcher (ROW) for hydrocarbon on water detection for oil leaks and spills. The ROW is an autonomous field sensor designed for industrial and environmental water monitoring at influent or effluent points. ROW can be installed upstream of wastewater treatment plants, or downstream at power generation stations and oil processing facilities.

Potential Applications

This technology has been adopted by a Singapore based Oiltanking refinery and the Public Utilities Board (PUB) for early detection of oil spills into the environment.

The Remote Optical Watcher (ROW) oil on water detector is an instrument designed and built for industries that use water with applications in Water Treatment Plants, Power generation facilities, Oil refineries & depots, and General manufacturing plants that use and discharge water. The objectives are twofold:

  1. Environmental monitoring of industrial effluent discharge against oil spills
  2. Monitoring the health of expensive industrial equipment including turbines and water filtration systems against internal and external oil leaks or contaminants

Customer Benefit

This technology helps protect the Wastewater treatment facilities from incoming contamination by providing a critical early warning system against oil pollution and is simple to install.

Contact Person

Der-Liang Yung


Enterprise Estonia

Technology Category
  • Monitoring System & Sensor
  • IAQ Monitoring & Control
  • Chemical & Biological Treatment
Technology Readiness Level
  • TRL 9

water monitoring, oil spill sensor, industrial monitoring, environmental monitoring, wastewater monitoring, drinking water, effluent discharge, influent in-take, hydrocarbon contamination, oil pollution solution, oil spill detection

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