3th June, 2020
Port Olímpic, Somorrostro beach Barcelona
Today we launched the aquaBio measuring devices at the station located in Port Olímpic of Barcelona. aquaBio quantifies in an automatic and continuous way the concentration of Escherichia coli and enterococci in Somorrostro and Bogatell beaches. The measurement of these microbiological indicators will ensure that the quality of the water is optimal for recreational purposes. The measuring device is based on the specific detection of these two indicators by specific techniques and by colorimetry and fluorimetry. Conductivity, turbidity and temperature are measured as well in the station together with the possibility of taking samples in an automatic way. All the data are gathered by the iBATHWATER platform to convert these data in valuable information for the management of the beaches.