For water utilities
The growing role of online sensors has created new demand in the market. Developing, implementing or adapting monitoring strategies in order to maximise the (management) information obtained through water quality monitoring requires significant expertise and insight in the rapidly changing landscape of available technologies. Benten aims to support water utilities by providing tools and services to minimise the time necessary for the selection of suitable monitoring technologies, while at the same time ensuring that potentially suitable technologies are not overlooked. Additionally, Benten can streamline the acquisition, installation and implementation process of (online) monitoring equipment, provide training on the effective use of the technologies purchased and support data management processes
- Are you looking to optimise your online monitoring network in order to maximise information gathering and minimise costs and efforts?
- Have you purchased online water quality sensors which do not meet your expectations?
- Is your instrumentation collecting dust on a shelf because you cannot seem to make it work?
Our assistance as a specialist partner who understands water quality monitoring issues inside-out and recognises the demands, necessities and practicalities as well as operational limitations allows utilities to obtain the best value for their monitoring budget and ensures that legislative thresholds and organisational goals are met.
With numerous new technologies being developed and start-up companies being established (more often than not as spin-offs of university research) and the need for additional (private) funding for the development of these water quality sensor technologies becoming more apparent, it is becoming increasingly difficult to identify really promising technologies for which a significant market exists, offering a good Return on Investment (ROI). There is a growing interest of private investors in water quality monitoring technologies, for various reasons:
- the technologies developed are highly innovative;
- these technologies support a more sustainable approach towards water treatment (reduction of the use of chemicals and energy);
- water quality monitoring is directly related to public or ecological health and thus has a strong association with the needs of society.
Benten offers a range of consulting services bringing to bear its extensive experience in these fields to assist investors in choosing the most and economically efficient investment.
is a utility-wide scan of (waste)water treatment processes or a river basin. It provides an overview of the possibilities of online sensor and monitor deployment throughout the entire process or catchment area.
Technical instructions on how to operate monitoring equipment are usually provided by the vendors of such equipment. Benten offers training courses to help customers focus on the effective application of the equipment within the context of the end-user’s goals, in order to realise the full potential of the instruments.
The overall objective of collecting water quality monitoring data is generally to obtain relevant information on the basis of which management or operational decisions can be taken. Collecting the right data and converting (large amounts of) water quality data into relevant information is not an easy task.
Technical Due Diligence
When investing in innovative water quality monitoring technology, it is important to mitigate technical risks before deciding to commit. If your goal is to acquire new technology, one critical step in the entire process is to assess the stability and validity of the company’s technology capabilities and to ensure that the measurements add up. There are a number of aspects which are essential for successful investment in new or exisiting water quality technologies, especially the development of online sensors.
With numerous new technologies being developed and start-up companies being established (more often than not as spin-offs of university research), it is becoming increasingly difficult to identify really promising technologies for which a significant market exists, offering an interesting Return on Investment (ROI). Benten offers its market analysis expertise to potential investors in order to identify suitable sensor developments for investment. Additionally, Benten supports technology developers by performing a competitive landscape analysis, estimating market size, identifying the best beachhead market and roadmapping market introductions.