Agilent Technologies will start work with the University of Arizona’s Dr. Shane Snyder and the university’s BIO5 Institute to develop innovative ways to detect emerging contaminants in water, reports Water World.
The collaboration is projected to increase officials ability to detect contamination in water supplies in order to protect the public and the ecosystem.
“The partnership with Agilent allows the University of Arizona to more effectively influence water reuse and desalination strategies by ensuring that the required water quality has been achieved for its intended use,” said Dr. Shane Snyder reports Water World.
Having the technology to prevent and predict contamination is essential to providing people with high-quality water from the tap. If the United States can figure out a way to reduce the number of impurities in natural tap water, people will be able to further reduce their use of disposable plastic watter bottles, saving money and the environment.
While the technology is being produced, businesses can do their part in making a stance against wasteful water practices by installing bottleless water coolers in the workplace. These water dispensers tap directly into a facility’s main water supply to filter out impurities using ultraviolet light. The water is not stored in the machine, but instead flows through its filtered delivery system when the cooler is turned on.
When it comes to having high-quality drinking water, people need to realize that what flows from the tap can be just as good as what is stored inside their favorite brand of store-bought water. In fact, the quality may be so similar that they’ll never want to purchase another disposable bottle again – a good thing for their wallet and planet Earth.