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Sensor detects toxins in drinking water sources

December 15, 2021

University of Cincinnati researchers have developed a sensor that detects toxins called microcystins from algal blooms that taint surface water such as rivers, lakes and streams. Early detection of these toxins can aid water treatment plants to adjust the treatment strategy to keep the dangerous substances from contaminating drinking water. The research is led by Dionysios Dionysiou, professor of environmental engineering, with his student, Vasileia Vogiazi, who recently earned her doctoral degree from UC in environmental engineering.

UC research funding grows in FY 2021

December 10, 2021

University of Cincinnati researchers collected more external research funding in Fiscal Year 2021 —$221 million — than the $207 million in FY 2020. Top federal sponsors in FY 2021 included the U.S. Department of Education, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and the National Science Foundation. Local and state supporters include the Harold C. Schott Foundation, Talbert House, the Ohio Department of Transportation, Ohio Department of Youth Services and others.

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