Barriers to Sensor Innovation
There have always been plenty of innovative ideas about sensors. But, despite manufacturers wanting to develop them, very few come to fruition. Michael Scott of Optocem.net and Stephen Russell of WRc examine the problems
Overwhelming anecdotal evidence suggests that there are considerable barriers to the successful commercial exploitation of sensor innovation in the water and wastewater treatment industries. There have always been lots of exciting sensor research ideas, mostly from academia, and this is still the case. There are also manufacturing companies looking for new ideas to develop into products.