The water supply industry relies largely on the use of indicator organisms for determining the safety and hygienic quality of their products. All methods for the examination of water are retrospective: the water tested has already been supplied to the customer or is already in battles. Outbreaks in food and drink ink products contaminated by pathogenic bacteria and recent trends in food safety show that there is a clear need for a fast, simple, robust and flexible system for the detection of microbial contamination of water. The main objective of the project is to demonstrate that a sensitive and fast micro-organisms enumeration on-line or in laboratory system is more reliable and efficient than current reference methods, providing an alternative method for enhanced process control and strategic decision making in the water industry.
Funding SchemeDEM - Demonstration contracts
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