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Online and automated E. coli monitoring for 100% safe drinking water

Project description

Online, fast and cheap monitoring of E. coli in water

Drinking water is essential for life, but if contaminated, it can pose substantial health threats. Take for instance, E. coli, one of the most common bacterial infections in humans and animals. Access to safe water is critical. The EU-funded ColiSense Online project is developing a fast, cheap and accurate cloud-based analyser that can quantify E. coli cells in drinking water. This solution, which takes only 60 minutes and costs just EUR 1 per analysis, can be applied anywhere – from waterworks to beverage distilleries – either at site or remotely. The goal is to eliminate E. coli-contaminated drinking water in the EU.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/other engineering and technologies/food and beverages
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/water treatment processes/drinking water treatment processes

Call for proposal

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Funding Scheme

SME-2 - SME instrument phase 2


Chemain De La Dent D'oche 1A
1024 Ecublens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 689 362,50