Tomorrow Appsen will present at 13 international mining congress in Hermosillo (Mexico) during MORAMA's project meeting. More information you can find in this flyer.
Appsen was invited to BASF Innovation Day organized in Ludwigshafen, Germany. We had an opportunity to present our work, see many inspiring talks and visit the largest BASF’s production site, representing high integration level (verbunden).
At last, we received the project of a new housing for the controller. Few of its new features are connection for two sensor probes, data logger and Wi-Fi connectivity. Housing is already in the production phase!
You can see in the figure above an example of sulfide measurement under high pH (>9) and high salinity (1.5 M Na+) in reactor with sulfideoxidizing biomass in comparison with conventional dissolved oxygen measurement. It can be seen that the sulfide sensor, compared to dissolved oxygen sensor, does not have a lag phase and has a short response time resulting in much more sharp response allowing to distinguish between different oxidation stages.
Today Appsen became a Platform member of Wetsus, European Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Water Technology in Leeuwarden. Appsen will participate in the cooperation within the framework of Wetsus for the next two years.
Appsen started work under the grant awarded from the Resourcing water program. The objective is to develop sulfur and metal ions sensor and validate it in lab- and full-scale installations. The main ions of interest are: sulfide, thiosulfate, chromium(III), copper(II), iron(III), and cobalt(II).
Appsen and Aquacolor Sensors started a cooperation on development of sulfur and metal ions sensor. Also for this purpose, Aquacolor Sensors acquired a patent from Wetsus that was filed by Appsen’s founder.
Resourcing water program launched by WaterCampus Leeuwarden and EIT RawMaterials offers business support to start-ups with innovative ideas on the recovery and recycling of metals and minerals from water streams. Appsen went successfully through all 4 phases of this program and received a funding package for the sensor development for sulfur and metal ions.
Appsen is a startup company owned by Pawel Roman founded in early 2017. The company is a spin-off from Wetsus, European Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Water Technology. The main objective of Appsen is the sensor development for measuring sulfur ions such as sulfide and thiosulfate, and metal ions such as copper(II), iron(III), and cobalt(II) in aqueous samples. The second objective is development of alkalinity in-line sensor.
Dr inż. PawelaRoman
Pawel studied Applied Chemistry at the Gdansk University of Technology in Poland, where he obtained Master of Science degree in engineering. In 2016, Pawel obtained a PhD degree in the field of biological sulfur recovery from sour gas streams at the Sub-department of Environmental Technology, Wageningen University. The offered sensor technology was invented during Pawel’s PhD as a spin-off project enabling analysis of sulfide ions under high pH conditions. Between 2013 and 2017, Pawel Roman issued his research in one book and ten publications in top quality journals in the field of analytical chemistry, sulfur chemistry and biological gas desulfurization.
Currently we are working on development of sulfur and metal ion sensors for lab- and full-scale systems. It is possible develop a sensor prototype for other compounds specified by a customer depending on requirements of the sample environment. For more information do not hesitate to contact us.
Next to the above, Appsen also offers consultations in the field of sulfur chemistry, analytical chemistry, and scientific research.
For further information or inquiries please use the following contact details:
0031 (0) 652 380 644
Appsen is registered (no. 68043554) at the Chamber of Commerce in Leeuwarden.