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  • by Trevor Loveday

Cranfield University unveils new water research centre

A water science facility newly established at Cranfield University will include “dedicated laboratories to “support the development of advanced sensors and point-of-use treatment technologies” along with a “Breakthrough Innovation Hub”.

The Water Science Building, according to Cranfield, strengthens its capabilities in the fundamental science behind sustainable water management and the design and development of technologies to help the water industry solve its most pressing challenges.

It is funded by the university and through the government’s UK Collaboratorium for Research on Infrastructure and Cities (UKCRIC).

The facility has been central to Cranfield’s contribution to the national Covid-19 wastewater testing programme. Its scientists developed low-cost sensors and monitored the virus in wastewater flows from schools and other locations. It, will, said Cranfiled, complement the new National Research Facility for Water and Wastewater Treatment which is based at the university and part-funded through UKCRIC.


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