New sensor able to detect contaminants in water in real time [News]

February 18, 2014 by  
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By Edith Lim and Reshma Ailmchandani, Channel NewsAsia, 17 Feb 2014

Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) has developed a new water sensor technology that is able to detect a variety of contaminants and natural substances in the water in real time.

Most water sensors currently available can only detect one substance at a time but this sensor has been able to successfully target up to six substances at a time during its trial phase.

Researchers at SMART said the water sensor can detect excessive plankton present in the water.

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Source: Channel NewsAsia

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