Design a Lab-on-a-chip application for measuring CaCO3 in water
Bison code: L.28204
Drinking water companies use membrane filters to filter the water. These filters get contaminated by Calcium-Carbonate. Akvoregia is the company which produces these filters. They would like to know the concentration of calcium-carbonate in their system in order to make a smart system which adaptively flushes the system instead of every several minutes.
Currently, there is no easy way to measure the concentration of CaCO3 in the water, so the drinking water companies use standard times for filtration and backflush. A lot of profit can be achieved if the system has a way to measure the concentration of CaCO3 in order to make the filtration system adaptive to the concentration.
Project or research goal:
Design a solution to integrate a lab-on-a-chip in the filtration system to measure the concentration of CaCO3 in the water.
A prototype or/and proof of principle for detection of the concentration of CaCO3 in the water, and implementation in the filtration system.