MICROFLUIDICS & DRINKING WATER
Having access to safe drinking water is a goal of prime importance across the globe. We developed microfluidic devices for concentrating and detecting pathogens in drinking water rapidly.
"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"
In this video (done for the International Year of Light), we explain how we use light to manufacture channels that can be used to separate and detect waterborne pathogens.