TechConnect Innovation Program

Real Time Monitoring System for trace analytes e.g. phosphate in Water

National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

A low cost and highly sensitive sensor for phosphate monitoring (freshwaters). The sensor arranged to increase the low concentrations in water to high concentrations by selectively complexing phosphates diffused from a diffusive layer and employing a binding phase for absorbance detection. The accumulated phosphates are detected by light emitting diodes.

Primary Application Area: Environmental, Water & Waste

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 3

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: We provide a low cost and highly sensitive device which is urgently needed for trace phosphate monitoring in freshwaters where eutrophication or algal blooms is concerned. Current available sensors are only used for wastewater and often cannot be used for natural water applications.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Global Innovation Awardee

Showcase Booth #: 626

Website: http://www.nus.edu.sg/

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: Singapore National Research Foundation Proof-of-Concept grant of SGD250,000

Primary Sources of Funding: University

Looking for: Development / License Partners