UBC researchers 3D print sensors to revolutionize water industry

UBC researchers 3D print sensors to revolutionize water industry

Researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Okanagan have used 3D printers to make sensors for water distribution networks. The tiny devices are capable of detecting changes in the water and warn of contamination. According to Professor Mina Hoorfar Director of the UBC Okanagan School of Engineering, the sensors are a “unique and effective technology that can revolutionize the water industry.” A cheaper alternative that saves lives “Current water safety practice involves only periodic hand testing,” explains Professor Hoorfar, “which limits sampling frequency and leads to a higher probability of disease outbreak.” Additionally, “Traditional water quality sensors have […]

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