WATERSPY – High sensitivity, portable photonic device for pervasive water quality analysis

Pervasive and on-line water quality monitoring data is critical for detecting environmental pollution. However, its not easy to
gather such data, at least not for all contaminants. Currently, water utilities rely heavily on frequent sampling and laboratory
analysis in order to acquire this information.
For this situation to be improved, portable and high-performance devices for pervasive water quality monitoring are required.
Towards this end, there has been growing interest in expanding spectroscopic methods beyond the 2?m range of the
infrared spectrum. That region of the spectrum is home to many vibrational & rotational absorptions of compounds related to
water quality. Unfortunately, water itself is a strong absorber of infrared light. Thus, such methods were restricted to
laboratory settings until now.
WaterSpy addresses this challenge by developing water quality detection photonics technology suitable for inline, field
measurements, operating in the 6-10 ?m region.

Deadline 28 February 2020

Category HORIZON 2020 RIA – Research and Innovation action

Institute ISA – Institute of food sciences

Author Sabato D’Auria sabato.dauria@cnr.it

Link http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/206173_it.html

Area Progettuale Crop protection and food/feed safety

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