Dissolved oxygen in tap water – Fast, online determination using an optical sensor according to ISO 17289

In municipal water supplies, higher dissolved oxygen (DO) content is desirable because it improves the taste of drinking water. However, high DO levels also speed up corrosion in water pipes. For this reason, industries utilize water with as little DO as possible, and add scavengers such as sodium sulfite to remove any oxygen from a water supply. Municipal water supply pipes are normally coated inside with polyphosphates to protect the metal from contact with oxygen, thus allowing higher DO contents. Therefore, monitoring the DO content online in a water supply is important to assess its DO content to either improve taste or minimize pipe corrosion. Using an optical sensor, such as the O2-Lumitrode, allows a fast and reliable determination according to ISO 17289.