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Lithuanian universities will help US develop water purification system

Danuta Pavilenene, BC, Vilnius, 14.08.2012.Print version
Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. (SETi) has been awarded a programme from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to develop a self-contained portable water purification system for warfighters, CompoundSemiconductor reports.

In order to achieve compliance with the rigorous standards of NSF P-248, SETi has teamed up with Cascade Designs, Inc (CDI) of Seattle, Washington, to combine novel mechanical filtration technologies with the effective disinfection of UV LEDs, informs LETA/ELTA.

 

Other members of the development team include the University of Colorado's department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, led by Karl Linden and the Institute of Applied Research at Vilnius University, Lithuania, led by Arturas Zukauskas.

 

With a strong history of integrated SETi LEDs into optical monitors and spectrometers, Vilnius University will assist in the development of an optical water quality monitor that will measure the microbial level in the water and adjust the system accordingly.

 

The system will incorporate SETi's UV LED technology for water quality monitoring and disinfection.

 

The aim of the program is to develop a portable unit that can provide a small team of warfighters with a self-sustainable source of potable water from any fresh water source.

 






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