A new real-time monitoring device that uses optics to analyze microbe levels in water is in development, according to the Arizona Daily Star.
The RMS-W made by Instant BioScan monitors water with enough resolution to analyze microbial content at the cellular level. It analyzes water for fluorescent bio-markers, mainly Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide and riboflavin, produced by bacteria and fungi.
The device is comprised of a stainless steel box, a small screen and internal optical scanners that analyze water as it flows in and out.
The company claims that monitoring applications of the device range from industrial oil and gas operations to drinking water treatment to medical applications. The RMS-W can be used in-line with water flow or for spot sampling.
Instant BioScan will be seeking funding to move forward at the Invest Southwest conference in Scottsdale Ariz, according to the article.
Click here to see a detailed video description of the Instant BioScan RMS-W.
Image: Instant BioScan (Credit: RMS-W)