PulpTech is pleased to announce a new Partner, AQUANTIX, an Enterprise Unit of ALBERTA RESEARCH COUNCIL. With AQUANTIX comes two new products, an On-Line Dissolved Solids Analyzer (DSA-100) and a Portable Dissolved Solids Analyzer (DSA-110). The DSA-100 analyzers provide reliable on-line measures of the total, organic and inorganic dissolved solids in industrial process water. The DSA-110 analyzer is a portable version of the DSA-100.  The DSA-110 measures components of the dissolved contaminants in the process streams without any costly and time-consuming laboratory methods.

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  • Improve paper machine runnability and efficiency
  • Minimize downtime and reduce chemical costs 
  • Improve product quality, efficiency and profitability

The DSA-110 provides rapid measurement of dissolved solids descriptors including conductivity, UV absorbance, organic dissolved solids and total dissolved solids. This portable instrument has data-logging capabilities that may be accessed through the instrument menu and display or through a windows interface program. Samples may be injected for discrete samples or continuous particle-free samples may be piped directly into the instrument for short-term (<1 day) on-line measurement.

DSA-100 On-Line Dissolved Solids Analyzer, an Exciting New Technology

A unique patented continuous on-line monitoring instrument, the Dissolved Solids Analyzer, is now available to the pulp and paper industry. Using a proprietary method of combining UV and conductivity measurements, Aquantix has developed an accurate instrument to measure the total, organic and inorganic dissolved solids in industrial process water and white water streams.


The Dissolved Solids Analyzer directly measures components in the process water as well as their related interactions in real time. By performing sophisticated measurements, the Dissolved Solids Analyzer targets the problem, quickly and easily, allowing you to take the proper control action. The results are improvements in wet-end related paper breaks, chemical costs, product quality and overall greater profitability.


  • Helps operators control dissolved solids by providing accurate, timely information and operational guidelines
  • Optimizes solids removal at pulp washing steps to reduce carry-forward of dissolved and colloidal substances
  • Improves retention, drainage and paper machine speed by reducing the interference of dissolved solids in flocculation
  • Improves paper product quality measures, including strength, sheet elongation and holes, dirt and fiber picking
  • Enables fast process efficiency improvements and increases control of product quality
  • Reduces chemical use and cost by improving dose response efficiency
  • Minimizes adverse effects of dissolved solids on product brightness, color and reversion
  • Improves water use and counter current control by reducing contamination at critical points and allowing management of BOD sent for effluent treatment
  • Extends life span of equipment while reducing maintenance costs and periods of downtime
  • Provides a means to measure and understand the destabilization of white water when mixing different pulp furnishes (i.e. when mixing deinked pulp)
  • Reduces effluent treatment plant upsets
  • Can unlock over $1M per year in overall operating and maintenance costs

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