A team of Wayne State University graduate students in engineering who have developed a micro-buoy system to provide continuous measurements of harmful water pathogens, temperature, dissolved oxygen, lead and other nutrients. The buoy transmits real time data to water treatment plants, water authorities and is made accessible to the public via a customized mobile app.
A team of doctoral students from Wayne State University in Detroit took first place at the inaugural ErieHack technology challenge Wednesday, walking away with $50,000 in cash and business-support services to apply to their environmental innovation: tiny, solar powered sensors that can be mounted on buoys to detect harmful contaminants in water.
With its “Micro Buoy” concept, the group was among semifinalists from four Erie Hack regions — Buffalo, Cleveland/Erie, Detroit/Windsor, Toledo — that gathered April 13 at TechTown Detroit to determine who would advance to the finals and compete for a $100,000 prize at the Water Technology Innovation Summit on May 2 and 3 in Cleveland.
A team of graduate students from Wayne State University in Detroit has developed a more efficient way to detect contaminants in Lake Erie in an ongoing effort to clean the water.
Innovation solutions for clean water, team members from MicroBuoy displaying the sensors and three millimeters battery technology.
By Andrew Humphrey, CBM - Meteorologist and Station Scientist
A team of doctoral students from Wayne State University in Detroit took first place at the inaugural Erie Hack technology challenge Wednesday, walking away with $50,000 in cash and business-support services to apply to their environmental innovation: tiny, solar-powered sensors that can be mounted on buoys to detect harmful contaminants in water.