FROGBOX® – THE NEWEST TOOL IN WATER DIAGNOSIS
FrogBox: A keystone development in comprehensive water diagnosis
Tools for global and continuous measurement of water quality are key in mastering costs and ecological risks. Also, the importance of monitoring the effects of endocrine disruptors in treated wastewater has increased over the years to maintain good ecological status. Assessing this endocrine disruption is a recent and rapidly growing demand by regulatory entities over the world. Seureca, through its subsidiary EPAS-International has developed, in partnership with WatchFrog, an in-line measurement tool for endocrine disruptors : FrogBox®.
FrogBox® is a tool for bio-surveillance which allows to continuously evaluate the quality of tested water and helps preserve the biodiversity.
This new device allows to evaluate the possible presence of endocrine disrupters in complex aqueous matrices directly on site. Determination of the disruptive endocrine effect is based on the use of small biological aquatic models (Xenopus tadpoles and the larvae of the Medaka fish). These organisms carry genetic markers which reveal fluorescence, by a natural reaction, of the larvae when exposed to micropollutants and endocrine disrupters. The tadpoles are delivered in a cartridge which can be used for one week. In FrogBox®, these biological models circulate through a transparent measuring cell, in which the level of fluorescence emissions are measured directly. The more contaminated the water, the more light will be emitted by the larvae.
More information on the frogbox: admin [at] epas [dot] be or +32 (0)9 381 51 30.
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