Mark Lorch

Prof @ Uni of Hull

Book Event
Bonus Arena: 1st - 2nd October

Professor Mark Lorch is leading a research team developing tools to provide  citizen scientists with the means to monitor pollution in their local waterways.

The team have created paper analytical devices (PADs), that act like ‘litmus paper’ for pollutants, changing colour as they react with the compounds in the water.  Accompanying the PADs is a mobile app that allows volunteers to records their results and return them to the researchers.

This combination of mobile tech and chemistry has empowered volunteers from across the country, who are now providing regular updates on the quality of rivers, canals, wetlands and lakes near them

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