Department of Groundwater Resources - Thailand

Challenge Detected

The Groundwater Analysis Division at the Department of Groundwater Resources for Thailand has quite a mandate! However, their main task is analyzing the physical, chemical, toxic, and bacterial quality of water for consumption, industry, and agriculture throughout the country.

The Groundwater Analysis Division at the Department of Groundwater Resources for Thailand has quite a mandate! However, their main task is analyzing the physical, chemical, toxic, and bacterial quality of water for consumption, industry, and agriculture throughout the country.

Thailand is a vast country with various types of geology. As a result, the underground water drilled in each area has different or unique qualities. Therefore, it’s necessary to analyze the quality of groundwater from EVERY well drilled in EVERY area to ascertain whether it’s suitable for a particular activity or not.

With such a vast and challenging mandate, The Groundwater Analysis Division continually conducts studies of more efficient and effective systems. E.coli and Total Coliforms analysis was being performed in laboratories with a multiple-tube technique, together with the membrane filter technique. These processes were very complex and took at least 3-4 days to get results. The aim was to upgrade their bacterial water quality monitoring system to provide a higher level of service to the people of Thailand.

Solution Detected

The responsibility and logistics of ensuring that EVERY well in EVERY area of a country is tested for safety can be overwhelming. But, it’s in these areas that the TECTA™ B16 shines. The unit’s portability, accuracy, reliability and simplicity allow it to be used by virtually anyone, anywhere at any time. Rather than needing samples to be collected and shipped to labs, with results often taking days or even weeks to process, with TECTA-PDS, the lab comes to you.

With this unique value proposition, the Groundwater Analysis Division at the Department of Groundwater Resources for Thailand currently have 15 TECTA™ B16 units implemented for use throughout the country.

Success Detected

The Groundwater Analysis Division introduced the TECTA™ B16 to assist in bacterial analysis. This implementation immediately made it quick and convenient to identify water quality issues. In turn, this is helping manage and reduce the time to notify people when groundwater is found to be unsuitable for the consumption or use.

"With its fast detection time, fully automated reports and the accuracy of the test results, the TECTA™ B16 is a tool that improves the efficiency of our water quality monitoring work," said Mr. Sudjai Wongcharee, Director, Groundwater Analysis Division. “We have enjoyed the unit’s ease of use, the fact that it complies with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) standards and that the measurement results displayed by the machine is very reliable.”

“Working with country infrastructure partners like the Department of Groundwater Resources for Thailand is where products like the TECTA™ B16 can really make a difference,” said Tim Adams, EVP, TECTA-PDS. “The portability, reliability and speed to detection of these lab-in-a-box solutions allow them to be utilized in ways that traditional testing methods simply can’t be. And in situations like this, when every second counts, we’re proud that our products are able to make a difference.”