Prestigious water award for CEAS team!

Prof Persaud with his award!

A University of Manchester research group received a prestigious award at the recent Water Industry Impact Awards 2015 for UK Water Research. The winners were announced at a ceremony at the Crystal in London’s Docklands. The awards, based on Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF) impact case studies, were judged by NM Group, Yorkshire Water, Anglian Water, Arup, and the Scottish Government.

The winning team, led by School researcher Professor Krishna Persaud, claimed the Manufactured Products Award for their ‘MULTISENSORS – Non contact water pollution monitoring’ project, completed in collaboration with Mr. Bradlee Weaterton and his colleagues at Multisensor Systems  Ltd. Their research on chemical sensors resulted in technology that has now been commercialised to meet the water industry’s needs. Prof Persaud discussed the work:

“We have developed and commercialised a new instrument that helps the water companies to reduce risk of water contamination. The role of Multisensor instruments is prevention of risk and allows water, oil & gas, and manufacturing companies to achieve a real cost benefit against spills due to the fact that early detection ensures minimal environmental consequences.”

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