In order to ensure good quality in our drinking water, regular tests are performed and are followed up with evaluations. It can take days to get the results of water sampling, which means that any deterioration in water quality can impact many people before corrective measures can be taken. On the other hand, it is possible to prevent people becoming ill from polluted water by automating and shortening the response time for test results.
In this project, aimed at assuring water quality more efficiently, Cybercom (nowadays Knowit) was involved in developing sensors that continuously analyse parameters including temperature, pH value, flow, cloudiness and odour. The method makes it possible to rapidly identify and localise changes in the water that indicate the growth of pathogenic microorganisms.