MIT Project uses ALVIM biofilm sensors for drinking water distribution systems



The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Project "Biofilm monitoring in drinking water distribution systems" uses ALVIM biofilm detection technology to monitor bacterial growth in such infrastructures. "Water distribution systems (WDS) are an essential urban infrastructure that must be adequately monitored and managed in order to provide safe and high-quality drinking water to consumers", explains Prof. Andrew J. Whittle Research Team. "Many problems in WDS are primarily caused by biofilms in the water pipes (e.g., residual disinfectant decay, proliferation of pathogens, nitrification, and microbiologically influenced corrosion). Monitoring of biofilm development in WDS is essential to develop strategies for management of these problems". More info about the Project are available on CENSAM-MIT website.