Dr. Jordi Raich holds a European PhD in Environmental Chemistry by the University of Barcelona and is related to the water sector for more than ten years. He joined s::can in 2013 and started s::can Iberia in 2015. Since then he operates the subsidiary, projects and team with direct interaction to many water utilities but also continued his work in European Projects like Smartwater for Europe or SCOREWATER and EU networks. Since 2012, he is an active member of the "Chemical and Biological Risks to water sector" Group from the Joint Research Center.
February 11 2021 | We had the pleasure to hear more about applied smart water technology using pipe::scan installations.
Hosted by Elisabeth Ebner from s::can, Benjamin Buysschaert from FARYS (Belgium), Jordi Raich from s::can Iberia (Spain) and Philipp Proksch from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (Austria) shared their experience using pipe::scan systems, the challenges they faced and which benefits they gain from using a smart water quality monitoring solution.
Our speakers further discussed how advanced monitoring and instrumentation can help a utility in better manage their pretreatment program by increasing compliance, protecting sewer, lift station and treatment assets and providing opportunities for optimization at the treatment facility with the use of predictive analytics.
The full recording is now available in case you missed the webinar or want to rewatch it.
About the presenters:
Monitoring Belgian drinking water quality from source to tap with the pipe::scan.
A detailed reference story of this project can be found here.
Benjamin Buysschaert graduated in 2014 as a bioscience engineer and pursued a PhD in environmental microbiology at the Ghent University. In 2018 he joined the water utility FARYS as a project engineer. With his scientific background he manages both innovative projects in collaboration with research institutes and water reuse projects.
Multiple pipe::scans monitoring water quality allow a smart water operation of the distribution network.
Learn more about the real time monitoring of water in Valencia here.
The importance of continuous online water quality monitoring in drinking water production, storage and distribution in regard to climate change, observed in Austria.
More in-depth information on water monitoring in regard to climate change can be found here.
Philipp Proksch has a background in Molecular Biology and Civil Engineering and Water Management. He works at the Institute of Sanitary Engineering and Water Pollution Control (SIG) at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna, starting as a research assistant in 2017. Since early 2020 he has been leading the institutes microbiology lab, which strongly emphasizes the characterization of bacterial communities in drinking water resources using flow cytometry and DNA-sequencing methods. Together with s::can several projects have been conducted using s::cans water monitoring methods and Online-Flow-Cytometry side by side.