Physicists from the Crimean Federal University are developing equipment to monitor water performance and purify it.
Physicists from the Crimean Federal University are developing a device with which it will be possible to monitor water pollution, the press service of the university reports.
The autonomous, solar-powered floating platform will recognize algae, microplastics and other contaminants, the researchers said. Solar energy will allow the station to run continuously.
The equipment will not only remove debris from the water, but also collect it into one conglomerate to prevent it from spreading. Experts noted that work on the project has been going on for a year, while it is closely related to three-year research by scientists in the field of digital holographic microscopy.
Dmitry Poletaev, Associate Professor of Radiophysics and Electronics of the Physico-Technical Institute of the Crimean Federal University, spoke about the new development:
“The device being developed can analyze the concentration of microparticles in water, which are not visible from satellites, and subsequently purify it mechanically.”