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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."
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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)

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KAUNO VANDENYS UAB

Lithuania

EU Contribution

€ 149 477

VIVAQUA SCRL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 314 692

CNIGUARD LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 374 250

ADVANTIC SISTEMAS Y SERVICIOS SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 215 800

ALEKSANDRO STULGINSKIO UNIVERSITETAS

Lithuania

EU Contribution

€ 285 645

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 586 743

UNIVERSITAT WIEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 320 540

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA TOR VERGATA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 373 734

IOS INTERNATIONAL NV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 314 296,80

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 312330

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2014

  • End date

    31 December 2016

Funded under:

FP7-SECURITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 783 890

  • EU contribution

    € 3 484 929

Coordinated by:

C-TECH INNOVATION LIMITED

United Kingdom