HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Two Sandia microChemLab technologies soon to be checking for toxins in the nation's water supplies

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Two technologies developed at the National Nuclear Security Administration's Sandia National Laboratories are expected to soon be checking for toxins and harmful bacteria in the nation's water supplies. Both are based on the microChemLab.

The microChemLab, officially called microChemLab, is a hand-held "chemistry laboratory." The liquid prototype was designed and built at Sandia/California, while the microChemLab that takes measurements in the gas phase was developed at Sandia/New Mexico.

Complete with the microChemLab, electronics, and sample collector, both devices weigh about 25 pounds and fit into a box the size of a small suitcase. The only external parts of the two sensor technologies are water collectors. The units are completely portable.

"Our goal is to place these sensors within utility water systems and use them to quickly determine if the water contains harmful bacteria and toxins," says Wayne Einfeld, who heads the Sensor Development Focus Area within Sandia's Water Initiative (www.sandia.gov/water). "This on-site monitoring approach would enhance current utility monitoring systems that require water samples to be sent to laboratories for analysis, which sometimes takes days for results."

The United States has more than 300,000 public supply water wells, 55,000 utilities, 120,000 transient systems at rest stops or campgrounds, and tens of millions of hydrants. Up until now, real-time, remote water quality monitoring for toxins has been very limited.

The liquid microChemLab is currently being tested at the Contra Costa (Calif.) Water District, says Jay West, California principal investigator. Specifically, the team is testing to determine the steps necessary to identify toxins in drinking water, as well as expanding its capabilities as an autonomous monitor. The device is presently collecting and analyzing a water sample every 30 minutes and reporting results via a real-time data link to resear
'"/>

Contact: Chris Burroughs
coburro@sandia.gov
505-844-0948
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories
27-Sep-2005


Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. Sandia researchers take new approach to studying how cells respond to pathogens
2. Sandia research to focus on early detection of harmful algal blooms
3. Sandia researchers discover way to see how a drug attaches to a cell
4. Sandia National Laboratories and Monsanto Company announce cooperative research agreement
5. Sandia tool speeds up environmental cleanup, reopening of contaminated facilities
6. Sandia researchers to study techniques for arsenic removal from drinking water
7. Argonne wins three R&D 100 awards for innovative technologies
8. Does EPA have an adequate strategy to oversee nanotechnologies?
9. A new report, Where Does the Nano Go? End-of-Life Regulation of Nanotechnologies
10. Combining molecular imaging technologies to stop/prevent heart attacks
11. Fusing imaging technologies creates synergy, helps diagnose heart disease accurately

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/13/2017)... , April 13, 2017 UBM,s Advanced Design ... will feature emerging and evolving technology through its ... Summits will run alongside the expo portion of the ... panels and demonstrations focused on trending topics within 3D ... design and manufacturing event will take place June 13-15, 2017 ...
(Date:4/11/2017)... April 11, 2017 NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... company, announces the appointment of independent Directors Mr. Robin ... its Board of Directors, furthering the company,s corporate governance and ... Gino Pereira ... look forward to their guidance and benefiting from their considerable ...
(Date:4/4/2017)...   EyeLock LLC , a leader of iris-based ... Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued U.S. Patent ... an iris image with a face image acquired in ... 45 th issued patent. "The ... the multi-modal biometric capabilities that have recently come to ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:8/16/2017)... ... 16, 2017 , ... Recent studies show that cancer cells ... specific cancers, such as breast, prostate, or lung, target vital pathways active in ... advanced prostate cancer. , This therapy limits the production and effectiveness of ...
(Date:8/16/2017)... and OXFORD, England , Aug. 16, ... consortium for biotech executive search and leadership development, and Virdis ... sectors, have created an exclusive alliance that enables clients to ... "For our clients here in the ... unparalleled access to a diverse population of leadership talent throughout ...
(Date:8/15/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... August 15, 2017 , ... Any expert ... that has compromised these disciplines for more than half a century. Despite their ... counted. It is widely known that molecular tags developed for this purpose also ...
(Date:8/14/2017)... ... August 14, 2017 , ... ... antibodies. Key researchers in the antibody community have recently come together to address ... antibodies in the laboratory. , The team at Thermo Fisher ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: