I have a strong interest for water engineering and was part of the Aquavalens European project for developing microfluidic devices for separating and concentrating pathogens from drinking water.
"AQUAVALENS translates from Latin as "healthy water". The €8.9 million Aquavalens research project aims to protect the health of European citizens from contamination in drinking water and water used in food processing by improving testing of drinking water. The project will develop and use new molecular techniques to allow the routine detection of waterborne pathogens and improve the provision of safe, hygienic water for drinking and food production throughout Europe."
- Microfluidics for effective concentration and sorting of waterborne protozoan pathogens. M. Jimenez and H. Bridle. Journal of Microbiological Methods. 126, 8–11, 2016
- Efficient separation of small micro particles at high flowrates using spiral channels: application to waterborne pathogens. M Jimenez, B. Miller and H. Bridle. Chemical Engineering Science. doi:10.1016/j.ces.2015.08.042 Top Innovation papers GLS12 conference, New-York, 2015.
- Angry pathogens, how to get rid of them: introducing microfluidics for waterborne pathogen separation to children. M. Jimenez and H. Bridle. Lab on a Chip, 15 (4), 947-57, 2015.