▷ Triple Ring Technologies and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Partner with …

12.01.2022 – 00:12

Triple Ring Technologies

NEWARK, Calif., March 25 / PRNewswire /

Triple Ring Technologies and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) are working together to meet an unmet need in the field of environmental sensing – the provision of a portable microplastic sensor that quantifies the number of plastic particles in water. A full understanding of microplastic pollution is made much more difficult by the lack of inexpensive, robust, accurate and rapid analysis techniques. There is an urgent need for such metrics to inform the public and policy makers, and to develop and manage effective strategies to contain plastic pollution in the world’s waters. The sensor can be read within minutes and ensures that the time spent on site sampling can be used as productively as possible, while at the same time it can be used in a laboratory environment to speed up sample testing considerably.

The core technology was developed at the WHOI in the laboratory of Dr. Anna Michel, Associate Scientist, Department of Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering, together with PhD student Beckett Colson. Triple Ring Technologies under the direction of Dr. Sheila Hemami, Sr. Director Growth Initiatives. To advance the technology, Triple Ring Technologies has received a Phase I SBIR grant from the Environmental Protection Agency entitled „A fieldable, portable, reagent-free microplastic sensor enabling rapid readout and modular operation” and will work with WHOI to execute the grant.

Dr. Hemami and Dr. Michel believe that this new tool will enable simple and widespread assessment of microplastic pollution in water courses, sewers, rainwater and other applications where the presence of microplastics is a problem. “Combining WHOI’s core sensor technology with Triple Ring’s experience in delivering integrated products will greatly improve understanding of microplastic pollution and advance data-driven solutions to contain pollution,” said Dr. Hemami.

Dr. Michel added: “My laboratory is particularly interested in developing technologies that will enable us to reliably count the number of microplastics in drinking water, ponds, lakes and oceans. We need field-compatible sensors that provide us with this information so that we can understand microplastic pollution. “

Information on Triple Ring Technologies Triple Ring Technologies is a co-development company with headquarters in Silicon Valley and offices in Boston, Toronto and Copenhagen. You will work with clients in the fields of medical technology, life sciences, and sustainability and the environment to develop new technologies, launch innovative projects and start new companies. Her skills include early R&D, product development, manufacturing, regulatory approval, market access, strategic investment, and incubation. For more information please visit www.tripleringtech.com.

Information on Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is a private, not-for-profit organization in Cape Cod, Massachusetts devoted to marine research, engineering, and higher education. WHOI’s groundbreaking discoveries are based on an ideal combination of science and technology. WHOI is known for its multidisciplinary approach, excellent ship operations and unparalleled capabilities in deep-sea robotics. For more information please visit www.whoi.edu.

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