The AquaSentinel is Water Security

The AquaSentinel is Water Security

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The AquaSentinel, developed by SecureWaters, detects toxins, algal blooms and pollutants in your local lake’s swimming area, at the beach, your favorite fishing stream, or any place where water is exposed to sunlight and air – in any body of surface water. In short, the AquaSentinel is water security. Whether for to ensure the safety for recreational purposes, agriculture, homeland security or in the monitoring of our drinking water supplies.

Cost Effective

The AquaSentinel provides a cost-effective alternative to expensive and time-consuming sample-and-test methodologies. Because of our unique, technological innovations, we have been able to drive the manufacturing cost of the AquaSentinel to a point where it is cost-effective to deploy in what are called, sensor networks aka a Water Security Grid. In a regulatory paradigm, the AquaSentinel’s relatively low cost enables the creation of widely distributed sensor networks that will be used to ensure compliance with environmental laws or standards.

No Chemicals

The AquaSentinel identifies toxins in surface water in real- time without the use of reagents, organic solvents, or any chemical intermediates. The AquaSentinel accomplishes this feat by detecting very faint florescent light given off by blue-green algae, which are always present in every body of surface water.

SecureWaters AquaSentinel Water Security Sensor
SecureWaters AquaSentinel Water Security Sensor


Extremely Robust

Recent advances in semiconductor technology have made possible both the cost-reduction of the optical, electronic, and mechanical components that drive the overall cost of the AquaSentinel as well as the ability to increase the detection sensitivity of the device. These advances allow instruments like our AquaSentinel to be built for a magnitude less than current bench-grade liquid chromatographs or spectrometers ($100,000’s to $1000’s). Additionally, our AquaSentinel’s are extremely robust – field deployable – and do not suffer from the constant maintenance and upkeep of the other bench-grade devices that can only be used in a traditional laboratory setting.


In the future, our opto-electronic and mechanical structure will continue to be miniaturized and their power consumption decreased. The miniaturization and power consumption reductions will be accomplished by incorporating advanced technology and manufacturing techniques like microfluidics and advanced materials science fabrication techniques. It is anticipated that the AquaSentinel will shrink its instrument volume at speed. The “lab-on-a-chip” concept will be at the heart of our future generations of the AquaSentinel. They will be highly power efficient, even more sensitive with respect to the detection of toxins, and vastly less expensive.
Example: in an extreme vision of the future, small, inexpensive, microscopic-sized AquaSentinel sensors are easily spread over wide swaths of area into bodies of water; once in place, they readily identify reveal any location where specific toxin threats exist. These AquaSentinels of the future perform their function for a specified extent of time and then decompose into environmentally-friendly by-products