MULTISENSORS – Noncontact water pollution monitoring

Impact: Economic impacts, Environmental impacts, Societal impacts, Technological impacts


Research at the University of Manchester has led to the provision of cost effective instruments for monitoring water, industrial and environmental pollution. The underpinning research on chemical sensors conducted in the unit was protected by patent, and in 2007 Multisensor Systems Ltd was spun-out in-order to meet the needs of the water industry and has grown to employ 6 people in 2013. Currently this is the only commercially available instrument sensitive enough to monitor low concentrations of hydrocarbon pollution and is used by major UK water companies to prevent risk of environmental pollution hazards with mitigated losses valued at more than £100m.

Category of impact

  • Economic impacts
  • Environmental impacts
  • Societal impacts
  • Technological impacts

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