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Operational Intelligence Platform For Optimization of Water Treatment
This technology is addressing an industry focused need in the water, wastewater and desalination treatment space. The company's technology developed through 6 years of research and development provides an innovative cloud-based platform for optimisation of water treatment activities. The technology is available as software-as-a-service (SaaS). The cloud-based platform is capable of ingesting and aggregating data flows across a treatment facility to provide real-time, proactive operating instructions to minimize energy and chemical consumption, increase equipment life, and mitigate plant downtime. The technology platform is plant-agnostic and uses available infrastructure and sensors, process models (digital twinning) and proprietary hybrid algorithms (combination of physics-based and machine learning techniques) to optimize plant processes across the entire facility rather than just one-unit process.
Low Cost, High Value Smart Water Meter for Reduction of Water Consumption
Water scarcity is a global problem. To try to address this and reduce water consumption, smart systems are already being rolled out globally. However, these smart systems are relatively high cost as they are often relying on re-purposed industrial systems delivering static usage data, delivering minimal value add to the end user. The technology owner has developed a low-cost smart water meter based on ultrasonic sensor. Designed for domestic residential use, the smart water meter can be installed through its unique ‘clamp-on’ mechanism in a non-invasive manner. As such, large scale roll-out of systems using the meter is readily achievable. A smart phone app was also developed to allow users to identify their water consumption habits or potential leaks. It is attractive to both consumer and supplier by providing usage data which is designed to drive behavioural changes to reduce water consumption. The technology owner is seeking licensing partners to manufacture and/or develop a version of the meter meeting local requirements, e.g. pipe size, pipe material, communication protocols – for domestic residential application.  
Novel Smart Rainfall Prediction System
Due to climate change, extreme weather events such as heavy rainfall are becoming a common occurrence. In a tropical setting, rain can be highly localized and changes quickly. Rainfall tends to appear and disappear quickly within an hour causing flash floods in urban areas. This technology relates to a novel smart rainfall prediction system utilizing data from multiple X- band rainfall monitoring radars. The X- band radar scans the sky for rain, feeding data into the system every 2 minutes to create an accurate map of the real-time rainfall intensity though the use of a nowcast model. This allows the relevant municipal authorities to improve on existing flood management measures and react quickly in case of flash floods. The technology owner is currently looking to license the technology to logistic companies and city governments.    
Remote Sensing System for Water Quality Monitoring
Water quality parameters in water bodies are usually obtained using in-situ sensor probes or by laboratory measurements of water samples collected on-site. These conventional methods are laborious, costly and have limited spatial coverage. This technology relates to a contactless measurement method for water quality parameters and can be deployed on buildings’ roof-top overseeing reservoirs or unmanned multi-rotor drones. This technology was developed to measure freshwater (reservoirs) parameters like Chlorophyll-a, water turbidity and CDOM (colored dissolved organic matter) but can be extended to detect surface scum, oil, and other contaminants. The principle and methods employed are similar to satellite imaging and the water body naturally illuminated by sunlight and can be measured based on water reflectance. 
SWAN - Real-time Water Quality Monitoring and Sensing
The technology described herein is a smart robotic autonomous platform and water sampler, with the ability to operate with minimal manual support. The platform constantly monitors the water quality of the entire water body as it propels around, increasing the efficiency of water sampling while reducing the costs involved. It utilises a cloud-based network to feed the data collected in real-time to the User for analysis, as well as incorporating various intelligent mission planning algorithms which then decides the next best route it should take to collect the necessary data. The platform aims to ensure that this important resource - water - remains optimal and safe to use, drink and enjoy, while reducing the carbon footprint to the environment.