A low cost, simple way of testing water

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Just a small piece of paper can make water consumption safer

Researchers at the University of Bath have created a cheap, sustainable and recyclable device for detecting toxic compounds in water - a revolutionary microbial-base paper sensor has been developed.

Access to safe drinking water is one of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, since it is a basic human right and is crucial to combating inequalities and reducing poverty. This right is yet to be achieved in the world’s poorest countries, and one of the reasons for this is the lack of easily deployable and affordable water testing tools.

Click the link below to find out how an interdisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Bath’s Water Innovation & Research Centre (WIRC @ Bath) and Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies (CSCT), has published new findings reporting the proof of concept for a device, which in the near future, could supply some of the world’s poorest countries with a low cost, simple and rapid way of testing a water supply.

A 'significant positive impact' for those in greatest need