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Life Project Kick Off Meeting

TE Laboratories Ltd leads a LIFE funded project.

TE Laboratories Ltd is the coordinating beneficiary of the international consortium that has successfully obtained a LIFE 2018 innovation grant, awarded by the European Commission, for the Life Ecosens Aquamonitrix project. The objective is the industrialization of a multiparametric measuring device for contaminants present in water, using microfluidics technology. It is a small device with the capacity to take samples and analyse water quality parameters, mainly nutrients, as well as others of interest included in the Water Framework Directive. Its application can focus on river quality monitoring, process control in wastewater treatment plants and quality control of discharges without prior infrastructure, without supervision and with real-time data.

The consortium led by TE Laboratories Ltd is made up of the Finnish company Kemira, the Spanish companies LKS Ingeniería and ISEA, and the Spanish University, Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia (UCAM), as well as the Portuguese Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Various administrations are also participating in the project as collaborators, including the Bilbao Water Consortium, Aguas del Añarbe and AMVISA, which will make their facilities available for carrying out the tests.

The Kick-off Meeting for the Ecosens Aquamonitrix project was held on 8th of October 2018 in T.E. Laboratories’ premises, in Tullow, Ireland. After a visit to the laboratories, each of the partners had the chance to present their organization and their role during the project. Then the consortium held a fruitful discussion about the project tasks, deliverables and deadlines.

The next steps are the manufacture of the prototypes and the demonstration activities across Europe, which start in February 2019.

The LIFE ECOSENS AQUAMONITRIX project has received funding from the LIFE programme of the European Union under Grant number LIFE 17 ENV/IE/000237.

EPA reports creches, nursing homes and hotels using their own wells for drinking water could pose a serious health risk

An EPA report focusing on the quality of private water supplies in Ireland has found that the quality of drinking water in private supplies remains poorer than that in public supplies. The report, released today, also shows that monitoring of private supplies remains inadequate.  

Commenting on the findings, Dr Tom Ryan, Director of the EPA’s Office of Environmental Enforcement, said that he was concerned about the continuing poor quality of drinking water in private supplies serving commercial or public activities such as crèches, nursing homes and hotels.

“The consumption of water of unknown quality poses a serious health risk to consumers, particularly vulnerable people such as the young and elderly,” Dr Ryan warned.

The only way to tell if your drinking water is safe is by having it tested at a certified laboratory. Harmful bacteria, parasites and viruses are invisible to the naked eye, so water that looks and tastes good may not necessarily be safe to drink.

TelLab is an INAB Accredited Environmental Laboratory and can perform drinking water analysis  for well grants as well as to assess the general quality of your water. We provide a full service of supplying bottles, carrying out all analysis and providing a full explanation of drinking water results.

 

To have your drinking water tested:

  • Call us for a quote on 059 91 52881 or email us
  • Call our office or fill out the online contact form for your FREE Sample Bottle test kit (All kits come with instructions and a form to be completed before submitting your samples)
  • Fill the bottles, complete the form and return to TelLab within 6 hours
  • Pay onsite via credit card, cheque or cash
  • Sample results will be issued within 12 working days. Reports are issued in electronic and hard copy format.

 

For further information, visit  https://tellab.ie/environmental-analysis/