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A Tel Aviv-based water-monitoring technology firm is currently in the process of
installing 140 of its quality-inspection devices in Barcelona and 40 more in
other areas of Spain.
Having completed a pilot phase of the project that
began a year and a half ago, the company, Blue I Water Technologies, is now amid
the commercial phase of its project to allow for the monitoring of water quality
in cities throughout Spain.
The company has previously been part of
water-quality monitoring partnerships with cities and companies throughout the
world, including eastern suburbs of Paris, the Olympic swimming pool in Beijing,
Euro Disney and the Israel Electric Corporation.
However, its newest
device, called the Low Energy Analyzer (LEA), is a “smart box” that is installed
in water pipes underneath Spanish streets and uses a water analyzer and
data-logger to collect and transmit data about water quality to a control
center, company CEO Jacob Azran told The Jerusalem Post
LEA can inspect water quality and warn about problematic levels on up to eight
parameters – including chlorine, poisons, gas concentrations and other
contaminants – and then makes the information immediately available on the
Internet or through a mobile phone. Completely independent of electricity, LEA
operates on long-lasting batteries and can remain dormant between active
monitoring intervals, when it automatically wakes up according to preset
conditions, Azran explained.
“You can foresee and predict problems just
by measuring the changes of the level of the chlorine of the water,” he
Throughout the next year and a half, Blue I Water Technologies will
also install an additional 150 systems throughout other parts of
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Meanwhile, Azran said the company also intends to cooperate with
one of the Israeli municipal water corporations to begin installations in a
pilot city at home.
“It basically started from a [need] that came from
Spain and we started working from there,” he said.
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