Drones for Clean Water: Nixie Water Sampling System Brings Samples to Scientists #drone #droneday
Drones can help reduce manpower in a lot of industries. By drastically increasing the amount you can sample this company can help better monitor water quality. From Drone Life:
Nixie, “the world’s first drone-enabled water sampling and data collection system, designed to drastically increase sampling rates and accuracy while reducing the number of required field personnel and eliminating the dependence on marine vessels,” says a company press release.
Clean water demand frequent sampling and testing: government-mandated to ensure the quality of community drinking water. Gathering samples and analyzing them, however, is a time-consuming and labor-intensive job. The Nixie system is designed to automate the process by using drones for water sampling, and delivering the data to a central location. “The system is designed to be intuitive and straightforward to operate in the field and conforms with the United States Environmental Protection Agency standards for water sampling,” says the press release.
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