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A cost effective, self-calibrating, low maintenance pH sensor for an integrated approach to monitoring sea and drinking water, facilitating improvements in ocean, animal and human health

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






Project "pHenom" data sheet

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Organization address
address: 28 WILLOW LANE
postcode: CB23 6AA
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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Total cost 1˙124˙210 €
 EC max contribution 786˙947 € (70%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3. (PRIORITY 'Societal challenges)
2. H2020-EU.2.3. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Innovation In SMEs)
3. H2020-EU.2.1. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies)
 Code Call H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-2
 Funding Scheme SME-2
 Starting year 2018
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2018-08-01   to  2020-07-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    ANB SENSORS LIMITED UK (GREAT CAMBOURNE) coordinator 786˙947.00


 Project objective

ANB Sensors (ANB) is a company set up to develop the next generation of pH Sensors for oceanographic, source water and aquifer monitoring and water resource management applications. In a short period of time, ANB has won innovation awards and grant funding and registered intellectual property (IP) (3 patents pending with a further 5 patents in the filing stage) covering new, fundamental pH sensor technology. The key failing of existing pH sensors is the short life and high maintenance costs of the sensors, which is a result of reference electrode drift giving unreliable measurements. The impact of reference drift is that most current ISE sensors cannot be used for long duration monitoring, cannot be used autonomously in smart sensor networks and require frequent, labour intensive calibrations. The only solution to reference drift currently available is expensive manual calibration. ANB’s innovative pH sensor, the pHenom, is based on a voltammetric electrochemical technique, which utilises a pH responding molecule bound within a solid-state matrix. This is combined with a novel means of verifying the performance of the pHenom’s reference electrode through an additional in-situ electrochemical measurement. For the first time, the pHenom sensor provides a pH sensor that is capable of smart, networked sensing allowing companies and government funded agencies to use their scarce monitoring management resources more efficiently. ANB’s overall objective for this project, therefore, is to develop the pHenom technology to the point where it can be placed on the market as-soon-as-possible, through technology licensing and sales. To meet this objective, in this project ANB will develop and produce four commercial prototype sensor systems specifically tailored for the biggest pH sensor market, the water monitoring and management industry. These commercial prototypes will be used to demonstrate the operational advantages of the pHenom technology to gain market acceptance.


List of deliverables.
Project Website Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-09-05 12:44:19
Glass-pHenom demonstrator unit Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2019-09-05 12:44:20

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of pHenom deliverables.

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