40-Year Water Quality Veteran, Mike Lizotte, shares his memories on working for YSI and the legacy he leaves behind.

At the end of 2015 Mr. Lizotte formally retired from his role as an Applications Engineer for YSI, a Xylem brand.

Fighting Fouling: Extending Sonde Deployment Times with EXO’s Wiped C/T Sensor

Here at YSI, we’ve been hard at work over the past several years finding ways to push the limits of how long our sondes can monitor water quality out in the field without maintenance. Learn more about how our latest sensor can reshape your SOP.

The new EXO Wiped (C/T) Sensor (599827)

YSI, a Xylem brand is excited to announce the new EXO Wiped Conductivity/Temperature Sensor (599827) is set to launch on October 19th, 2015!

Future Proof: I need technology that works now and ten years from now

A common challenge faced by the water monitoring community is taking the risk of investing in equipment when future needs, projects and funding are in flux. Which water quality instrument can you rely on for the next decade? Is there a way to future-proof your decision? There are a lot of outside forces that can […]

A Site for Science: Water Instrumentation Provides Insight for Ecological Research

Multiple scientific studies have been conducted on the water, organisms and food webs in Calder Lake over the past 50 years. Calder Lake, a natural 10-acre mesotrophic lake, is located on the property of the Louis Calder Center, a biological field station of Fordham University in New York. To further its research, the Louis Calder […]

Partnership Develops System to Optimize Drinking Water Networks

Xylem Inc. and Visenti Pte Ltd. have formed a joint partnership to optimize water networks by using energy-efficient technology and smart sensing platforms. These technologies will reduce energy consumption, maximize water quality and ensure optimal network conditions around Singapore’s drinking water infrastructure. The rapid growth in cities around the world creates significant challenges to water […]

Where Does a Career in Water Quality Take You?

Meet Mike Lizotte, Senior Applications Engineer for EXO and 6-Series products. Mike has worked in the marine instrumentation field for over 35 years.

fDOM Data Aids Water Quality Restoration in Everglades Stormwater Treatment Areas

With decades of residential and agricultural growth, the levels of phosphorus, nutrients and other pollutants entering the Everglades ecosystem is on the rise. The South Florida Water Management District has undertaken a number of programs to protect the ecosystem and achieve better water quality, including a series of Stormwater Treatment Areas (STAs or constructed wetlands). […]

Reduce the Number of Field Service Trips with Improved Biofouling Protection

For most users, field servicing of water quality sensors is a significant part of their monitoring budgets. And a reduction in the number of field servicing trips can have a huge cost savings. YSI has been testing the EXO sondes at some pretty fouling intensive sites over the past 12 months. One of the goals […]

The Next Generation of CTDs Just Got Smaller, Smarter and Tougher

CTDs are the core sensors for oceanographic measurements, providing information on water quality, water density, and speed of sound. Many CTDs are designed to operate in specific applications such as vertical profiling or long-term monitoring and include capabilities such as data logging, high-speed sampling, antifouling systems and additional sensor inputs. Although such systems can offer […]