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Environmental monitoring

Detection of micro-organisms in water supply is important for ensuring the water is safe to drink and also for identifying the source of contamination.

Micro-organisms including bacteria and parasites such as Giardia and Cryptosporidium are typically detected by concentrating the water sample and counting the number of cells on a microscope slide. This requires samples to be sent to a laboratory where the analysis is carried out manually.


Microfluidics and environmental monitoring

Microfluidics enables detection methods to be automated so that the analysis is carried out continuously with on-line sampling of the water supply. Rather than inspecting the cells on a microscope slide, the sample is pumped continuously through a microfluidic flow cell.

Dolomite offers a wide range of innovative flow cells with multiple channels and very low chamber volume to facilitate environmental monitoring.

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