FreeUP Blog Series

What’s happening now & in the future with water

Our aim

We aim to inform and assist the public, industry and regulators with a unified system of water sensing and to put that informatin into context.

Our technology provides the data and insights and these blogs aim to assist with people’s understanding and context.

We hope that toether, insights and understanding can navigate us to a postive future of water security with minimal enviromental impact for all.

What is a sonde

What is a sonde

Sensor clusters by another name A sonde is a type of instrument that is used for environmental monitoring. It typically consists of a sensor or set of sensors that are used to measure various parameters, such as temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen,...

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The importance of river monitoring

The importance of river monitoring

What is river monitoring? River monitoring refers to the ongoing observation and measurement of physical, chemical, and biological parameters in rivers. The purpose of river monitoring is to gather data on the health of rivers and streams, identify...

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Turbidity meters and drinking water

Turbidity meters and drinking water

Turbidity meters Turbidity meters are instruments used to measure the turbidity of a liquid, which is a measure of the amount of suspended particles in the liquid. In the context of monitoring drinking water, turbidity meters are used to measure...

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Reed beds to help treat sewage

Reed beds to help treat sewage

Natural sewage works Reed beds are a type of nature-based solution that can be used to help with sewage treatment. They are constructed wetlands that use plants, such as reeds, to naturally filter and purify sewage and other types of waste water....

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How do sewage works work?

How do sewage works work?

Purpose A sewage treatment works, also known as a wastewater treatment plant, is a facility that is designed to remove pollutants from raw sewage before it is released into the environment. The core function of a sewage treatment works is to purify...

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Why is sewage a pollutant?

Why is sewage a pollutant?

What it provides Sewage is considered a pollutant because it contains a wide range of harmful substances that can have negative impacts on the environment when released. These substances include bacteria, viruses, chemicals, and nutrients that can...

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Harmful algae blooms

Harmful algae blooms

Algal blooms Harmful algal blooms (HABs) are caused by the rapid growth of certain types of algae, which can release toxins that can harm aquatic life, wildlife and human health. Blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria (covered in our...

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What are cyanobacteria?

What are cyanobacteria?

Blue-green algae Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, are a group of photosynthetic microorganisms that are found in a wide range of aquatic environments, such as rivers, lakes, and oceans. They are considered to be one of the oldest...

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What is turbidity?

What is turbidity?

Turbidity Turbidity is a measure of the cloudiness or haziness of a liquid, typically water. It is caused by the presence of small particles suspended in the liquid, such as clay, silt, algae, or microscopic organisms. These particles can scatter...

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What is hyperspectral imaging?

What is hyperspectral imaging?

More colours than people can see Hyperspectral imaging is a technology that allows us to capture and analyze light in a way that is very different from traditional photography. Instead of just capturing the colors that we can see with our eyes,...

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Why should people look after water ecology

Why should people look after water ecology

What is water ecology Water ecology refers to the study of the relationships between living organisms and their environment, specifically in aquatic ecosystems. The importance of looking after water ecology can be seen in the multiple benefits it...

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