ABB Ability™ for Water & Wastewater

Wastewater treatment


Population growth, increasing water demand and aging infrastructure are straining the wastewater treatment systems of big cities. These increasingly complex challenges require smarter solutions that provide better, more accurate, monitoring, measurement and control.

Key Challenges

Key Challenges

Gain visibility and control

Water and wastewater operations are multifaceted. Not only must services for the community be reliable and deliver value at minimum cost, they must meet rigorous health and safety standards, and comply with industry and environmental regulations.

Municipal or industrial plants that have to discharge liquid waste are required to prove to the relevant authorities that the chemical content and volume discharged comply with environmental standards and do not exceed legal limits. Typically, at a minimum, instantaneous pH and flow is monitored and flow is also totalized. These variables must be recorded in a secure method, so that in the event of a downstream incident or an inspection, the original data can be easily retrieved and viewed.

  • «…Customers can save over 25% of their total electrical costs by installing one or more oxygen monitors in combination with simple changes to the control scheme.…»

The Power of Digital

The Power of Digital

Solving industry needs through digitalization

Municipal and industrial water and wastewater processors have a need and responsibility to source, treat, distribute and discharge water in a sustainable, cost-effective and safe way. To operate any process efficiently, it is essential to measure, actuate, record and control.

Digital solutions harness the power and value of data in monitoring and managing infrastructure.

  • Meet water market requirements

    Including internationally recognized calibration facilities and material certifications

  • Easily commission and install products

    Save time and expense during a startup

  • Remotely diagnose and troubleshoot

    Monitor and access equipment remotely to save time and expense

  • Improve accuracy and reliability

    Data-driven approach improves accuracy and reliability with minimal investment

  • Automate services

    Emphasize optimized product usage and care throughout the entire lifecycle

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