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Integrated intelligent sensor system for improved security of water supply

Objective

"ISIS will provide public security by developing an advanced monitoring system for drinking water networks that instantly detects chemical or biological contamination and gives clear indication of the risk level.
Water distribution systems are vulnerable to deliberate, accidental or natural contamination, having many potential entry points for rapid and extensive distribution of harmful substances. Recent increased terrorist activity has raised awareness of the threat.
Surveillance platforms for intruder security are available but can only be adapted to alert for chemical and biological contamination if selective, sensitive and instantaneous detectors are available. However, current methods are limited to off-line laboratory analysis, which are too slow to initiate prompt action, or simple indicators (e.g. pH, conductivity), which are limited in the information that they provide, failing to cover many contaminants and rendering decision-making unreliable..
The ISIS project will combine advances in the state-of-the-art in four main areas: sensors; wireless networks; intelligent surveillance strategies and integrated risk analysis software. This combination of technologies is a major advance in security systems, giving a capability for water suppliers that is not currently available. It will enable immediate alert of chemical or biological contaminations and, crucially, indicate not only the location and nature of the hazard, but also the level of risk. This will allow appropriate informed action to be taken and will minimise the chance of false alarms, which not only cost water companies thousands of Euros, but also cause the panic and disruption that are also the aims of terrorist activity
The ISIS consortium brings together two water company end-users with security and sensor specialists from the research, academic and SME communities. The partnership of 10 includes 4 SMEs, and has the capability to exploit the product."

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2012-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

C-TECH INNOVATION LIMITED
Address
Capenhurst Technology Park
CH1 6EH Chester
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 549 751,20
Administrative Contact
Domenico Cupertino (Dr.)

Participants (9)

KAUNO VANDENYS UAB
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 149 477
Address
Aukstaiciu Gatve 43
44158 Kaunas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dainius Gudavicius (Mr.)
VIVAQUA SCRL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 314 692
Address
Boulevard De L Imperatrice 17-19
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Eric Chauveheid (Dr.)
CNIGUARD LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 374 250
Address
Merrion Avenue Jubilee House
HA74RY Stanmore
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Edward Klinger (Dr.)
ADVANTIC SISTEMAS Y SERVICIOS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 215 800
Address
C Zurbano 83 Escalera Izquierda 3A
28003 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jose Javier De Las Heras Bueno
ALEKSANDRO STULGINSKIO UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 285 645
Address
Studentu G 11
53361 Kaunas
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Algirdas Radzevicius (Prof.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 586 743
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Brigitte Nicolas (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 320 540
Address
Universitatsring 1
1010 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Peter Lieberzeit (Prof.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA TOR VERGATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 373 734
Address
Via Cracovia 50
00133 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Renato Lauro (Prof.)
IOS INTERNATIONAL NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 314 296,80
Address
Wetenschapspark 5
3590 Diepenbeek
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Yvette Coolen (Ms.)