Optiqua and KCIE collaborate to supply real time water sensors for new South Korean smart cities
Dutch-Singapore based water sensor supplier Optiqua Technologies and Korean water chemicals supplier firm KCIE Co Ltd announced their collaboration to bring Optiqua’s real time water quality sensors, EventLab and MiniLab, to the South Korean market.
The companies report a growing demand for real time monitoring of drinking water quality in the light of expanding smart city programs in South Korean cities such as Paju, Sejong, Busan and Songsan.Excisting interactive map on website of Busan water authority for inhabitants to check the quality of their tap water.
KCIE and Optiqua’s collaboration will introduce EventLab (on top photo), a real time sensor platform that can measure chemical contaminants in water immediately.
It has a wide range of applications including the monitoring of water quality at treatment plants, monitoring of water quality in smart distribution networks and monitoring the water quality at intake points/surface water monitoring.
The collaboration will also introduce MiniLab for sensitive and fast analysis of samples and the need to identify and quantify target contaminants on the spot.
Minilab results are available within minutes and does not require specialized staff to operate.Offline MiniLab that can measure the concentrations of eight high priority water pollutants within 15 minutes.
Smart network solutions
Mr. David Yoo, President and Chairman of KCIE: ‘In addition to our current activities, we will be focusing on online water quality monitoring with the state of the art sensor solutions of Optiqua.’
Yoo: ‘For safe supply of drinking water, water quality needs to be monitored online at real time. Its unique characteristics make EventLab ideal for smart network solutions.’
Melchior van Wijlen, Managing Director Optiqua said, ‘There is a strong interest in water quality in Korea, ranging from applications for smart water networks to environmental monitoring, water security and industrial water applications.’
Van Wijlen: ‘Our solutions are proven internationally and will allow us to bring important benefits to a wide range of water quality applications in this important market.'
Van Wijlen considers KCIE a strong partner, enabling Optiqua to provide Korean customers with smart water sensoring technology, as well as a strong service and support.Impression of eco-delta city area in Busan, South Korea, where smart water solutions will be used.
Korean smart cities
South Korean cities Sejong and Busan have been selected as smart city pilot locations for the next five years. Both cities are to include next-generation network, big data, artificial intelligence (AI), autonomous driving, smart grid and virtual reality.
Sejong is to become the new administrative capital of South Korea, housing 36 ministries and government agencies and more than 10,000 civil servants. The idea is to create a more efficient government center.
Busan is to develop new smart urban technology within the concept of an eco-delta city. The city will built a new residential and business area that, in the centre, connects three rivers. The area is designed to include attractive water friendly features on the riversides. The water landscape is to connect nature, culture and leisure.
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