The #QueensAwards is a royal seal of approval for the UK’s most outstanding businesses, and in 2022 Proteus Instruments based in Bromsgrove received The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation.
The Proteus range of sensors measure environmental, and industrial pollution in water in real-time and offers a breakthrough in the way that pollutants in water can be monitored. Presently it can take up to 10 days for water authorities to collect and process water samples. Proteus delivers results so that the impact of pollution can be monitored in real-time.
Environmental, and industrial pollution in water is a global issue and has an impact on people, wildlife, and biodiversity. To measure pollution levels, the Proteus sensor is simply placed in the water, for example in estuaries, beaches, lakes, reservoirs, and wastewater treatment works, where its sensors pick-up and alert to specific pollutants.
The Proteus came onto the market in 2017. It not only offers real-time measurement, it also has a sophisticated offering of sensors better suited to monitoring today’s pollutants.
Born out of an Innovate UK Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between the University of Birmingham and RS Hydro, who are based in Bromsgrove in Worcestershire, the Proteus is used world-wide to measure environmental, and industrial pollution and is available via its growing global distribution network.
Recent installations in the UK include mounting the Proteus onto buoys to monitor bathing waters in Hayling Island in Hampshire, and Tankerton in Whitstable. International projects include the use of Proteus to measure water quality real-time in the River Ganges.
For more information visit Proteus Instruments. To learn more about The Queen's Awards for Enterprise visit The Queen's Awards for Enterprise Magazine (queensawardsmagazine.com)
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