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AquaMetals has eco-friendly way to prevent toxic discharge into waterways

From WisBusiness.com — AquaMetals is bringing continuous, real-time data to the metal waste prevention industry. The Wisconsin-based advanced manufacturing company has made it possible for businesses to control chemical treatment of toxic metals in real time, while monitoring the risk for pollution. President Bruce Bathurst and partner Tom Dougherty created the company in 2016 to help control and measure the concentration of heavy metals in flowing water.

Programs help manufacturers increase energy efficiency and sustainability, save money

Read the original article from the Journal Sentinel here. While many large corporations have launched internal programs to enhance their energy efficiencies and environmental sustainability, most smaller companies do not have the same internal resources and often miss out on the revenue-saving opportunities sustainability can provide.

The Milwaukee I-Corps Program kicks off its Winter 2018 cohort!

The Milwaukee I-Corps Program kicks off its Winter 2018 cohort with eight innovative teams. Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovation Corps Program, the Southeastern Wisconsin I-Corps Site fosters commercialization of applied academic research and faculty/student innovation; build an innovation/commercialization network that supports faculty and/or student ventures; and broaden the pool of students and faculty fluent in Lean LaunchPad (LLP) methodology.

Entrepreneur and UWM researcher invent a virus ‘super-sensor’

Mail delivery to the wrong office in Milwaukee’s Global Water Center sparked a research partnership resulting in a super-sensor that is a finalist in the NASA iTech Challenge competition. Designed by David Rice of Rice Technology LLC and tested with UWM environmental engineer Marcia Silva, the sensor can quickly and inexpensively measure multiple contaminants in water, including viruses, which are so small they pass through bacterial filters. 

The $1 Water Sensor

Dr. Woo Jin Chang, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, has developed a menu of miniature electrochemical sensors that can detect—at low-cost and instantaneously—heavy metals, water acidity, and nutrients in drinking water and other fluids. Three Wisconsin companies have licensed the sensor and now Chang and his co-inventor are collaborating with a California-based company to commercialize it.