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Low-cost environmental and pollution sensors -- Access Sensor Technologies

Access Sensor Technologies is developing low-cost environmental and pollution sensing and sampling technologies, potentially giving more people the ability to test water, air and food. The NSF-funded tool, called a Chemometer, measures the concentration of chemicals in a water sample, testing for pH, copper, iron, zinc, lead, cadmium and chromium.

Daniel Miller-Lionberg, co-founder of Access Sensor Technologies, says the technology is manufactured with high-speed, reel-to-reel printing, allowing Access Sensor Technologies to make thousands of Chemometers per minute, making them less expensive than available sensing solutions.

Access Sensor Technologies is supported by the National Science Foundation's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program, a nearly $190 million program that awards research and development grants to small businesses and startups, transforming scientific discovery into products and services with commercial and societal impact. To learn more visit:

Original air date: May 4, 2017

Credit: NSF

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