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Webinar: SWIG/KTN Sensor Sprint

November 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sponsor: This Sensor Sprint was kindly sponsored by ABB.

Presentations in pdf format can be downloaded from the below links. A video recording of the webinar is available on request to registrants of the webinar and SWIG members, by contacting rosa.richards@swig.org.uk

An online Sensor Sprint was held on 24 November 2021 in collaboration with the KTN, to address the major issues facing the water industry in the next 5 years.

We heard about the 3 major issues from water company representatives:

  1. Network flooding & water pollution, challenge outlined by Thomas Ogden, Yorkshire Water
  2. Achieving net zero carbon emissions, challenge outlined by Richard Bragg, United Utilities
  3. Leakage & per capita consumption (PCC), James Hargrave, Anglian Water

We then heard pitches about innovative sensing technologies that could help address these 3 issues:

  1. Aqua Alarm – microbial sensor
  2. University of Bath – Polymers of Intrinsic Microporosity
  3. Aquamonitrix – tackling nitrous oxide emissions
  4. EMS – AI based Sewer Network control to reduce CSO spills
  5. Ashridge Engineering – SureFlow Ultrasonic Pipe Inspection Tool
  6. Aquacheck & MMU – In-situ electrochemical Lead sensor
  7. B4T – Jellyfish
  8. Metasphere – ART Sewer, smart level sensor
  9. DCMS Fibre in Water pipelines project
  10. University of Newcastle & University of South Wales – Bioelectrochemical System Sensors
  11. University of Barcelona – Autonomous Monitoring of Water Quality
  12. Infersens – Affordable, remote, real-time water flow and temperature sensors
  13. RS Hydro – Real Time Multiparameter Water Quality Sensor
  14. University of Cardiff & M2Sat – How low cost satellite IoT communications will transform water management.
  15. QCL – Using microorganisms to make net zero carbon a possibility in wastewater
  16. University of Cardiff – Hydrobean wireless water quality
  17. Manhole Metrics – end blockages
  18. Oxford Flow – Turbine power of intelligent valveĀ 
  19. University of Liverpool – Arsenic monitoring in drinking water by voltammetry
  20. WATR – the smart water monitor

We were divided into 4 breakout groups to discuss the challenges and pitches we had just heard, with facilitators kindly provided by the KTN. Ideas were captured using Mural software. A summary of the discussion will be published here once it is available.




November 24
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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