Following 50 years of research on aquatic fluorescing organic matter in ground, surface and wastewater systems, attention turned to Tryptophan, a new and promising approach to water quality monitoring in aquatic systems.
While initial research over a decade ago focused on correlating Tryptophan Fluorescence to other water quality markers, such as Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD5), or as an indicator of sewage/faecal contamination in waterways, it is now increasingly being recognised as a valuable water quality parameter in its own right. Recent research demonstrates that Tryptophan Fluorescence correlates to bacterial activity prior to cell growth.
This conference offers the opportunity for practitioners and aquatic scientists to learn about the latest advancements in this new and exciting field. You will hear from academic pioneers, cutting-edge researchers and leading industrialists, who together have driven world leading science and innovation that could lead to a paradigm shift in the way we monitor our aquatic systems.
0930: Introduction by the Chair – “Making a difference by doing things differently”
0950: Dr Bethany Fox - University of the West of England, Bristol – The scientific basis for use of Tryptophan as a water quality monitoring parameter.
10:20: Dr James Kirkbride – Chelsea Technologies – “Sensing technology for Tryptophan Fluorescence”
10:50: Coffee Break
1115: Helen Pickett – Severn Trent – “A Water Company Perspective”
1145: Simon Browning – West Country Rivers Trust – “Monitoring Tryptophan in West Country Rivers”
1215: Eva Perrin – University of the West of England, Bristol – “Monitoring the ecological status of our rivers using aquatic organic matter fluorescence.”
1345: James Sorensen and Daniel Lapworth – British Geological Survey – “Real-time indication of faecally contaminated drinking water with Tryptophan”
1415: Stephen Bailey – Environment Agency South East – “Use of Tryptophan for incident response”
1445: Adam Gilbert – Environment Agency South West – “Using Tryptophan monitoring for incident response and Bathing Waters”