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New University KTP to innovate smart water metering 

AshrigeThe University Engineering Tomography Laboratory (ETL) has been awarded £240k for a Smart Water Meter Project.

The University of Bath has secured a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Ashridge Engineering Ltd, a Devon-based company with international expertise in water measurement. The project has funding of over £240K for a period of three years.

The University will be working with Ashridge, who wish to develop two innovative smart water meter products for waste water monitoring and management.

This 3 year programme will help deliver an innovative tomography based instrument and software solution for smart water-meter. The technology will have a major impact in wastewater management.

Project leader Dr Manuch Soleimani, who established the University ETL in 2011, is an expert in medical and industrial imaging and will provide the latest advances in monitoring techniques.

Dr Manuch Soleimani says: “I am delighted to see that we have secured this innovative and challenging project, which will make a big difference to the water industry. It is rewarding to see that our contribution in live demonstrations of our lab based system at Ashridge’s water industry show event has promoted so much interest from the water industry which subsequently led to this project.”

Roy Wyatt, Ashridge Managing Director, says: “This is a very exciting project which will have a strategic and transformative impact for Ashridge Engineering. The key challenge is to develop low power and low cost instrument, which will help open up a new mass market for us in national and international arena.”

Using the most recent advancements in electrical tomography imaging, the University of Bath will assist Ashridge in providing an innovative approach for smart water metering.

The KTP is funded by the Innovate UK.

For further information on KTPs please contact:
Juliet Mather, KTP Recruitment and Administration Officer 
Tel: +44 (0)1225 38 5201

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