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03 May 2011

Mobile Detection System for Contaminated Water

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Engineers have developed a new a mobile detection system to fight the growing threat of contaminated drinking water. Within the European research project DINAMICS they have built a microchip system which is able to identify specific dangerous bacteria, viruses or unicellular organisms

The technology uses several nano-biological sensors to monitor the presence of several bioterrorism agents in drinking water. On location, the system will filter a sample of water and – in case of a contamination – it will send out a signal to the authorities who will take actions according to a national or local action plan.

The know-how developed within the project is not only limited to detecting water contamination. The technology can also be transferred to different industrial applications, such as medical diagnostics or pharmaceutical manufacturing. provides its content to all media free of charge. We would appreciate if you could acknowledge as the source of the content.

Mobile Detection System for Contaminated Water

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