This internship project is part of ongoing PhD research aimed at investigating a new probing method for drinking water using pulsing signal measurements in order to find a suitable field of application for the new sensing device. During this internship the sensor was tested and optimized through signal processing and statistical methods.
Testing and optimization of a novel sensor for capacitive online drinking water measurements
Supervisors:Paul Torfs (Wageningen University) and Martina Sammer (Wetsus Leeuwarden)
Water is a prime natural resource necessary for all living organisms on the earth. It plays an important role in our daily lives, not only for drinking purposes but also for sanitary, household activities and industrial processes. Therefore, a real time monitoring the quality of water is of a highly relevance. However, the already established methods are not sufficient, effective and require skilled laboratory personnel and long time for analysis. Besides, they require complicated and expensive laboratory equipment that cannot be easily used for in situ measurements. In this project we investigated the applicability of a novel measurement device, called Wetsuscope, to drinking water assessment systems. We tested and potentially optimized the device for capacitive online measurement of aqueous solutions by using the already established impedance spectroscopy.