Design of a lab-on-a-chip application for water monitoring

Drinking water companies use membrane filters to filter the water. In order to determine the effectivity and efficiency of these filters, we need to monitor different concentrations and/or presence of certain compounds in the water. The research groups Applied Nanotechnology and International Water Technology aim to develop a lab-on-a-chip based smart system which enables to monitor these compounds, such as the CaCO3 concentration, in real-time. The concentration of CaCO3 for example is essential to know what the best moment is to flush the water filters and measure how effective this flushing protocol is.

The goal of this research is to design a solution for integrating a Lab-on-a-Chip in the filtration system to (continuously) measure the concentration of for example CaCO3 in the water. The 3S group can continue the work the previous 3S group has performed or even develop a new promising measurement technique on chip. It would be nice to develop a prototype or/and proof of principle for detection of the concentration of a compound in the water.

Cluster: Water Technology 1

This project contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):