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Enabling the continuous monitoring of drinking water with an all-in-one sensor

Project description

New lab-on-chip detects water hazards

Microbial pathogens, chemical contaminants and other hazardous agents may get access to drinking water and distribution systems, affecting the quality of the water and having an adverse impact on human health. Sensors are necessary to preserve water quality in distribution systems. Offering real-time data, they can alert and help prevent public health incidents. The EU-funded CENSE project has developed an all-in-one probe that combines five water quality monitoring sensors in one: temperature, turbidity, pressure, conductivity and chlorine. The chlorine sensor is based on a microfluidic lab-on-chip technology, which is affordable and much easier to handle. It can also withstand high pressures and challenging conditions. Feasibility studies show that uptake of the new probe will be large.

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€ 1 424 675,00
192 Allee Des Chenes - Zac Du Bacon
69700 Montagny

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Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Rhône-Alpes Rhône
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 1 424 675,00