Feature Article: The History of Water Quality Measuring Instruments Related to Industrial Wastewater Regulations

By: Yoshifumi OGUSHI*

1 February 2019

Author(*) Information: HORIBA Advanced Techno, Co., Ltd.

In factories, foods, beverages, machines, clothes and so on are produced to support people’slives. Water is used in the production process and then it is discharged from the factory aswastewater. Since factory wastewater has a negative influence on the water environmentsuch as rivers, lakes and oceans, it is important to be properly managed. Japan hasexperienced various water pollution problems so far and has been working on conservationof the water environment by strengthening wastewater regulation. HORIBA has beendeveloping water quality measuring instruments that can measure regulated substances.Therefore, this article introduces the history of wastewater regulations and HORIBA waterquality measuring instruments used for monitoring factory wastewater.

Note: Full paper of the same content in Japanese is in Readout No.48-Japanese edition.