Date: 13 May 2018 (Sunday)


HKBU scholars to introduce award-winning invention of portable device for quick and accurate detection of lead contamination in water

浸大學者研發手提式鉛離子測試儀 快速準確檢測「鉛水」濃度 周二分享研究成果

Excessive lead contamination in drinking water is hazardous to health. Tasteless and odourless, lead may go undetected in drinking water, and currently the only way to check if water is contaminated with lead is by sending the water sample for testing to laboratories equipped with professional machines. The research team at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) Department of Chemistry invented a portable device for one-stop detection of lead concentration in water. With the new portable device and a smart phone, a person can carry out on-site lead testing of drinking water in a simple way. Ease of use, quick and accurate detection and low cost are the key advantages of this device. Their invention has been granted a Hong Kong patent and won the research team the gold medal at the 46th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva held in Switzerland in April 2018.

The research team comprises Assistant Professor Dr Ren Kangning, Associate Professor Dr Edmond Ma of the Department of Chemistry of HKBU and scholars of the University of Macau.

Dr Ren and his team will meet with the media on Tuesday to share the findings and give a demonstration using the portable device.

Details of the sharing session:

Date:      15 May 2018 (Tuesday)
Time:      11 am
Venue:      SCT 909, 9/F, Cha Chi-ming Science Tower, Ho Sin Hang Campus (old campus), HKBU, Waterloo Road, Kowloon Tong
Language: Mainly in Putonghua

You are cordially invited to send reporters/photographers to cover the above event.




地點:九龍塘窩打老道 浸會大學善衡校園(舊校)
   查濟民科學大樓  九樓SCT909室

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