WATEC researcher receives Sapere Aude grant of nearly six Mio. DKK.

Today WATEC associated researcher Ass. Professor Klaus Koren receives the prestigious Sapere Aude grant of nearly six Mio DKK from the Independent Research Fund Denmark. New sensor for real time measure of the fish toxin ammonia in aquatic environments will help protect the environment and take water technology research to a new level.

2018.12.05 | Kristine Howe Kjer

Ass. Professor Klaus Koren in the optical Sensorlab at Aarhus University Department of Bioscience.

Ass. Professor Klaus Koren in the Optical Sensorlab at Aarhus University Department of Bioscience.

Today Ass. Professor Klaus Koren receives the Sapere Aude grant of nearly 6 Mio DKK.  The research donation will support the development of a new sensor for detection of ammonia in aquatic systems.

Ammonia is a chemical that accumulates in fish cultures and is toxic for fish and the environment. Based on innovative chemistry and design it will be possible to measure the concentration of this fish toxin in real time in both freshwater and marine waters. The sensors will overcome current limitations, like cross-sensitivities, and be a long-term stable measurement device.

The ambition is to bring the technology from the basic scientific development to real-world application.This sensor technology will help to increase our understanding of the nitrogen cycle help clean water, and protect the environment.

WATEC associated Ass. Professor Klaus Koren receives the grant on 5 December at a ceremony at the Independent Research Fund Denmark. Read more

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