Webinar on the EPA Advanced Septic System Nitrogen Sensor Challenge Wednesday
EPA is offering a free webinar on May 27, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDT, featuring Dr. Zhu, EPA, and the Director of MASSTC.
In 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Research and Development (ORD) launched an international technology innovation challenge for researchers, professors, and engineers from the private and public sectors to develop a prototype low-cost sensor to measure nitrogen levels discharged from advanced septic systems.
Dr. Qingzhi Zhu, with Stony Brook University and the New York State Center for Clean Water Technology in Stony Brook, NY, earned the Challenge’s prize of $50,000, the opportunity for commercialization support, eligibility for further testing and verification of the sensor technology’s performance in accordance with the globally-recognized International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) 14034 standard. The 6-month ISO ETV 14034 field test will start in the fall of 2020.
This webinar will dive into the challenge with the EPA ORD project lead, a Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test Center testing expert, and the project winner. The intended audiences for this webinar include local, state, and federal government officials such as wastewater professionals, health officials, and regulators, as well as community leaders.