Tuesday, November 15, 2016

DipTreat – innovative solution for water treatment

DipTreat in water with two microscopic images of E.coli and glucose.

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 antimicrobial properties of Moringa oleifera seed extract.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

How drop spreads on a surface

Droplets of liquid on glass in various stages of spreading.

York researchers invent new way to measure how liquid spreads on surface. This is possible through new measurement technique of drop spreading in underwater system. It appeared as a cover article in Langmuir .

Thursday, May 26, 2016

York U invention a breakthrough in rapid detection of E. coli

Researcher testing samples on a porch.

New innovation in water quality monitoring is the cover feature titled “A hydrogel based rapid test method for detection of Escherichia coli (E. coli) in contaminated water samples” in the current issue of Analyst.

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