Long Island Scientist Wins EPA Advanced Septic System Nitrogen Sensor Challenge

05 maj 2020

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that a scientist from Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, NY, has won the Advanced Septic System Nitrogen Sensor Challenge, an international competition to advance the development of low-cost sensors to measure nitrogen levels discharged from advanced home septic systems.

Dr. Qingzhi Zhu, with Stony Brook University and the New York State Center for Clean Water Technology earned the Challenge’s prize of $50,000, the opportunity for commercialization support, eligibility for further testing and verification of the sensor technology’s performance in accordance with the globally-recognized International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) 14034 standard. 

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For more information, contact: 
Sonia Mohabir, (212) 637-3241, mohabir.sonia@epa.gov