NMR takes to the marshes to purify waste water.
Autonomous Reed Bed Installations (ARBI).
2nd September 2013, for 2 years
As part of an EU program in support of small to medium enterprises (SMES), this grant will enable the consortium to develop ecologically sound and sustainable modular reed-bed installations for purifying waste-water.
Multiple nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) installations, buried in the reed-beds, will be used to monitor their life-cycle, so that corrective action can be taken to prevent clogging and to extend their life.
Lab-Tools Ltd.  is a micro-SME, an independent research company, a spin-off from the School of Physical Sciences at the University of Kent, UK, specialising in academic and contract NMR research [2,3], and developing advanced laboratory instrumentation.
Lab-Tool's director, Dr. Beau Webber, has been designing highly compact digital NMR spectrometers for more than 4 decades, now employing the latest field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), multi-core array processing chips, and high-level array manipulating languages.