The InnovOx On-Line from GE uses a Supercritical Water Oxidation (SCWO) technique which offers enhanced reliability, greater ease of use and lower maintenance than other TOC analyzers available today. SCWO has historically been used to treat large volumes of aqueous waste streams, sludges and contaminated soils. GE is the first company to use this technique in a commercially available TOC analyzer.

Stephen Poirier, vice president of business development for the analytical instruments unit of GE Power & Water, said: “The TOC market demanded technology with greater reliability and uptime, two critical needs that were not being met. Our patent-pending InnovOx technology offers increased uptime and instrument reliability and handles tough samples easily.”

Applications for the Sievers InnovOx include the petrochemical, petroleum, pulp and paper and food and beverage markets, as well as environmental organizations and municipalities.