Automated water analysis solutions.

+ 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

+ Verifiable data

Automatically measures accurate verifiable data for carbon and nutrient concentrations in water

+ Proven operation and accuracy

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

Fully autonomous real-time water quality monitoring

Our unique technology captures complex water chemistry data and simplifies it to enable faster and better informed environmental decisions in order to protect our most precious resource.

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

Ion-Q enables the identification of water quality contamination in real-time, and through artificial intelligence (AI) predictive algorithms, before it occurs to ensure that water quality standards are met.

Eco Detection also offers an exciting new opportunity for the secondary carbon  markets. We bring a new measurement methodology for accounting for carbon and nitrogen in water to generate a tradeable unit of pollutant reduction in catchments.

It’s the perfect solution for anyone looking for a powerful tool to preserve, protect and improve their waterways and catchment areas. Sound like you? Get in touch today.


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.