Researchers develop cheaper, faster test for E. coli in drinking water | Waterloo News | University of Waterloo

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Researchers at the University of Waterloo have invented a fast, affordable way for developing communities to test their drinking water for potentially deadly E. coli.

Unlike current tests that cost about $70 and can take up to three days to get back from the lab, the Waterloo invention uses paper strips similar to those in litmus tests to produce results in less than three hours at a cost of 50 cents.

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DipTreat – Innovative solution for water treatment

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28.03.17

York researchers invent “sweet” solution to kill E. coli in drinking water. It is a novel paper-based water treatment technique, DipTreat, which uses glucose to fish E. coli from water, trap them within the porous paper matrix, and kill them using the

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Toronto researchers have a ‘sweet’ solution for killing E. coli in drinking water

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28.03.17

Researchers from York University in Toronto have created a product that uses sugar to lure E. coli in drinking water into a deadly trap.

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Ensuring safer drinking water for millions

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Bright Idea: A fast, cheap mobile water-testing kit

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21.11.16

Sushanta Mitra: York University Lassonde School of Engineering

If for any reason you want to test water quality, the process isn’t easy. “You have to collect the sample and send it to the lab where they’ll grow, culture and count the bacteria,” says mechanical engineering professor Sushanta Mitra from York University’s Lassonde School of Engineering in Toronto. “The process takes anywhere from 24 to 48 hours, during which time lots of people have already long drank the water.”

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Fast e-coli water detection kit developed

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New research promises E. Coli detection in a fraction of the time

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02.10.16

A gel based E. coli detection process developed in Canada promises to identify contaminated drinking water in a fraction of the time of current systems.

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York team creates on-the-spot E. coli test

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30.05.16

In the slums of Delhi, India more people have cellphones than clean drinking water, says Sushanta Mitra.

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‘Tech for the masses’ cuts E. coli test time to one hour

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30.05.16

In the slums of Delhi, India more people have cellphones than clean drinking water, says Sushanta Mitra.

The York University-based mechanical engineer hopes to use those phones and a tiny blob of gel to change that, creating a water testing tool he calls a new paradigm for sanitation.

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Rapid detection of total coliform and E.coli in potable water

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25.05.16

Glacierclean Technologies Inc. offers a simple, easy-to-use e.coli test kit that can be deployed in the field within minutes. The goal is to empower untrained individuals to test their local water supply for e.coli, receive a colorimetric result in less than one hour and enable the transmission of test results over a communications network in order to share water-related data information.

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