Akvo Flow, Caddisfly and Lumen

Promoting rapid and in situ test of water quality

  • Water Quality Testing
  • monitoring

Portable LED fluorescence instrumentation for the rapid assessment of potable water quality. 

Using LED fluorescence instrumentation to improve water quality, it has been notable that each of the bacteria studied exhibited different levels of fluorescence as a function of their number. The scope for LED based instrumentation for in-situ, real time assessment of the organic and microbial matrix of potable water has clearly been demonstrated.

Solution characteristics

Supply sufficient drinking water of good quality to protect population health
Sub themes
Information on freshwater quality, quantity and localisation
Stakeholder group
  • Civil Society Organisations (CSOs)
Pain reliever
  • Water pollution
Gain creator
  • In-situ tests
Type of climate
Geographical scope
Social Innovation Dimension
  • Technological Solution
Societal challenges
  • Public Health and Risk Prevention
Solution Type
  • Product
Technological readiness level
  • TRL 6 technology demonstrated in relevant environment (industrially relevant environment in the case of key enabling technologies)

Solution provider

University of Birmingham

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