The objective of the LOTUS project is to create a low-cost technology for water quality monitoring. LOTUS is therefore developing a multiparameter real-time sensor using nanotechnology and will deploy it in a series of use cases in India.

The LOTUS project is three years in, and promising scientific results are already available. Uni Eiffel team has demonstrated strong skills in building the sensor in small series. However, large series bring a whole new lot of challenges, that the LOTUS team is working hard to address.

The sensor is a complicated device, using nanotechnologies on a chip and smart electronic boards assembled into a single package that has to be perfectly waterproof under exacting field conditions. Mass manufacturing this solution brings along a large number of technical challenges.

Find out more about our activities towards mass manufacturing in the Project Communication n°10.