Nano Test Strips for Drinking Water Tests in Pakistan

Chemist Vincent Rotello will develop, test and deploy new, sensitive, reliable and affordable inkjet-printed, nanoparticle-based test strips for detecting disease-causing bacteria in drinking water, with researchers at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Pakistan. Rotello will address drinking water safety in Lahore, the largest city in the nation’s Punjab region, where it is estimated that more than 60 percent of water sources in the city are contaminated with disease-causing bacteria and rates even higher in rural areas.

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July 1, 2013


Irshad Hussain
Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)
Lahore 54030

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Vincent Rotello

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Vincent Rotello

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College of Natural Sciences/Chemistry

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