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Contactless separation and concentration of Legionella species in drinking water installations

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  • Project leader : Philippe Cachot, Prof. Dr. Jürg Dual, Prof. Dr. Lars Fieseler
  • Project team : Antonio De Agostini, Hop Nguyen, Alen Pavlic, Marjan Veljkovic
  • Project status : completed
  • Funding partner : Innosuisse (Innovationsprojekt / Projekt Nr. 49528.1 IP-ENG)
  • Contact person : Lars Fieseler


Legionella are harmful bacteria that can live in building water installations. An “at line” system is proposed that monitors the Legionella content of the water. The system fits to a water installation and consists of an acoustofluidic device that concentrates the bacteria.