INGROUND: Evaluating an inexpensive biosensor to detect anthropogenic pollution in groundwater

The problem: The majority of the urban population in Africa uses on-site sanitation systems which pose a threat to groundwater quality and safety. The monitoring of water quality in such environments needs to be made easier and cheaper.

The approach: Design a prototype biosensor for testing and development in Tanzania.

Key findings: A biosensor has been designed and tested in the laboratory. Initial results are encouraging. The next step is to field-test the device.

Where? Tanzania

Consortium grant? No.

Principal Investigator: Dr Sharon Velasquez-Orta, Newcastle University

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