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Making real-time E. coli detection a reality

Every year, diseases caused by contaminated drinking water kills hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Detecting contamination early — before dangerous microorganisms have a chance to multiply — would save countless lives. Right now, however, testing water samples means sending them to a lab. In remote communities, or even in big cities like Beijing where each building has its own water tank, that simply isn’t feasible. And even where it is feasible, it takes several days to get [...]

May 14th, 2018|Categories: Features|0 Comments

UV Pure’s Crossfire Technology® and the road to validation

Chlorination has been used in water treatment for more than 100 years. But there are growing concerns about its effectiveness in removing certain pathogens and its long-term effects on both humans and the environment. UV disinfection is very quickly gaining ground on chlorination because it’s effective, environmentally friendly and economical. But, in many ways the technology hasn’t changed since it was introduced in the early 1900s. UV Pure Technologies, an award-winning Canadian manufacturer of UV water treatment systems, has developed [...]

April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Features|0 Comments

Echologics: A Sound Solution to Leak Detection

Across the continent, water mains laid down during the post-WWII housing boom are reaching the end of their life. Out of sight, small cracks and leaks are going undetected until they turn into catastrophic bursts. And all that wasted water can cost cities millions of dollars every year. Echologics has a solution. The Mississauga company has designed remote sensors that sit inside the caps of fire hydrants. Each night, they come to life, listening to the water network for suspicious [...]

April 10th, 2018|Categories: Features|0 Comments
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