A pair of Canadian civil engineers have taken their knowledge of the natural world to new heights by building a system that can detect water pollution and remove it from water systems.
The team is using a technology called WaterSense to determine water quality in a large system that uses water from Lake Ontario and Lake Erie to power turbines and water pumps in Ontario and Quebec.
They say their system can reduce the amount of water being used by more than 90 percent of water systems in the United States, according to a news release.
WaterSense measures water pressure, pH and salinity.
WaterSense measures salinity, pH, and pressure.
The project, funded by the Canadian Research Council, was developed by engineering students from the University of Toronto and the University, and the engineers have made it into a prototype water-monitoring system.
The research has been published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.