Odour mapping technology developed for wastewater market
New water treatment technology that can map out odours from sewage works or predict failure in a wastewater treatment plant could soon be on the market after a half-million pound hurdle has been overcome.Cranfield University has received over £500k investment from a variety of sources to develop the technology at their School of Water Sciences (SWS), a department dedicated to bringing ideas from research outputs in the water and wastewater sectors to market.
There are six technologies in all which will share the funding package and receive further development, including:
Mark White, Invention and Innovation Director of the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) who donated £150,000, said he was delighted to be part of the team backing the technology: "These ideas address current industry issues and illustrate the kind of innovation and creativity that NESTA is here to help commercialise in the UK."
The technologies will be taken to market over the next 4 to 18 months.