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University of Louisville students invent more efficient water pollution test

By Amy Joseph Landon

Source: WDRB
September 21, 2020

U of L water pollution collection, Sam Kessler
U of L student Sam Kessler using the water testing tool. (Courtesy of the University of Louisville.)

“We were traveling to some of these sites four times per week in between classes – Beargrass Creek, Bernheim Forest and all over. We needed something more efficient,” said junior applied geography major and Grawemeyer Scholar Sam Kessler.

U of L water pollution tool, Sidharth Sundar
U of L student Sidharth Sundar. (Courtesy of the University of Louisville.)

The students invented a patent-pending tool made from PVC pipe containing a special type of sediment material in mesh bags, which they can leave in the stream and read just once per month, according to a news release from the university.

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