Moving from methodology to measurement in real-time.

+ A world’s first system

Fully autonomous laboratory grade water analysis system designed for remote operations, critical infrastructure, wastewater processing, aquaculture, research and general water chemical analysis

+ Reduce cost, risk and delay

High frequency automated measurement at a fraction of grab sample analysis cost

+ Food and water security

A critical innovation for food and water security

+ Faster, actionable results

Cloud-based data transfer and visualisation allows remote monitoring, alerting and fleet configuration

+ Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV)

Automatic accurate verifiable data to unlock carbon, nutrient and biodiversity credits

+ Proven operation and accuracy

Used by major infrastructure operators, councils, universities and independent laboratories in Australia and New Zealand

Best in class autonomous measurement of water chemistry

Our unique technology captures complex water chemistry data and simplifies it to enable faster and better informed environmental decisions that help solve global water challenges. 

A data as a service (DaaS) solution, Eco Detection Ion-Q series is a fully integrated platform that combines world-first sensor technology, cloud-based automated reporting and predictive analytics for remote water monitoring and testing in real-time.

Eco Detection does away with slow methodologies and provides the world’s first lab-grade remote sensing platform for the measurement of dissolved inorganic carbon and nutrients for the monitoring and assessment of long-term trends and short-term changes of coastal and ocean vegetation. Our market-leading measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) platform provides validation of carbon, nutrient and growing biodiversity accounting models. We deliver faster, more accurate measurements at a lower cost per unit area than satellites and field surveys.

Water utilities account for about 2% of global GHG emissions, on par with the shipping industry. This means water is contributing to a warming world. Some global water utilities and stakeholders have set net zero and climate neutrality targets to mitigate their emissions, but many are still in the process of working out how to achieve these. Other operators have yet to commit to formal targets.

Eco Detection provides dynamic ammonium-nitrate control of wastewater treatment plant aeration using Ion-Q+ measurements for optimised aeration throughput to achieve reduced energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions.


Eco Detection is a game changer. The data obtained will lead to a better understanding of nutrient sources and allow Derwent Estuary Program to calculate more accurate nutrient loads to help industry understand their nutrient discharges.

Bernadette Proemse PhD, Catchment Scientist

Until now, no freshwater monitoring solution existed that could capture complex environmental data in real-time. With our self-calibrating sensor technology, we can test as low as ten parts per billion for contaminants such as nitrates and coming soon, heavy metals.

Offering our clients a DaaS solution, our real-time data and AI predictive algorithms lets us anticipate trends as they happen, reducing negative environmental impacts to ensure our natural waterways and fragile ecosystems are protected and not exploited.


Eco Detection Ion-Q+ offers a unique multi-parameter solution optimised for targeting analytes of interest. This table indicates the current specifications and the product roadmap expanding our CZE detection capabilities.

Note: Ion-Q+ features remotely adjustable sensitivity for higher range requirements.

Analytes Range (mg/L)
Nitrite as N (NO2-N) 0.03 – 5.0
Nitrite as N (NO3-N) 0.03 – 5.0
Fluoride 0.1 – 10.0
Phosphate as P(PO4 -P) 0.1 – 10.0
Chloride 1.0 – 100
Sulphate 2.0 – 200
Analytes Range (mg/L)
Carbonate 2.0 – 200
Ammonium (NH4 + N) 0.2 – 200
Magnesium (Mg)* 1.0 – 200
Potassium (K) 1.0 – 200
Calcium (Ca)* 1.0 – 200
Iron (II)* 0.3 – 100
Compatible Water Conditions Conductivity ≤ 2,000 μS/cm
Turbidity ≤ 1000 NTU
Operating Temperature -5°C to +40°C (23°F to 104°F) ambient temperature
Sampling Rate 1-6 samples per day
90 days/400 samples per service interval
Accuracy 10% or 0.1 mg/L, whichever is greater
Automatic Calibration + Protection Automatic internal self-calibration, fluidics, and turbidity protection
Environmental Rating Eco Detection unit IP54, external sub pump sensors IP68
Power Mains power 240v input.
Battery power: 100Ah *12V Solar power: 300W – 350W
Connectivity Internet via cellular or satellite.
Operation is continuous even without an internet connection

* Preliminary indication only

Auxiliary sensors

The Eco Detection system is capable of deployment with auxiliary sensors to measure associated water quality parameters at the same time. This enables the system to provide a more comprehensive view of the state of the water source through the same integrated data delivery channel.

Auxiliary sensors that have been integrated with the device include; turbidity, conductivity, pH, temperature and dissolved oxygen.

Product Roadmap

Analytes Range
Phosphate (high sensitivity) 0.01 mg/L
Glyphosate 0.1 mg/L
Heavy Metals Range
Arsenic, Cadmium, Cobalt, Copper, Lead, Mercury, Nickel & Zinc 0.01 mg/L
PFAS To be determined
Bacteria To be determined

Making a real

We help our clients understand what the baseline of their catchment ecosystems looks like. This lets them identify potential threats, opportunities and challenges in real-time. Through more accurate monitoring and AI for predicting events, we can improve and protect our fragile freshwater environments.