Novel nanosensors for monitoring of water filtration membrane integrity

  • Prieto-Simon, Beatriz (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Voelcker, Nicolas (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Saint, Christopher (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Monis, Paul (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Robillot, Cedric (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Cunliffe, David (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

This project aims to develop arrays of electrochemical biosensors based on nanostructured silicon for real-time monitoring of water filtration membrane integrity. Real-time monitoring of membrane performance, based on removing virus-sized particles, is a priority for the water industry to maximise asset life and meet increased demand for safe and high-quality water. Materials scientists, electrochemists, and specialists in water management and reuse aim to harness advances in nanostructured transducers and electrochemical protocols to develop online performance-monitoring technology. This project is expected to improve water treatment processes, removing viruses and reducing the risks and uncertainties of water recycling.
Effective start/end date9/11/1631/12/19


  • South Australian Water Corporation: AUD7,876.99