'Liquid forensics' could lead to safer drinking water, MU study finds

Gary Baker

July 08, 2019

Story Contact(s):
Eric Stann, stanne@missouri.edu, 573-882-3346

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Ping! The popular 1990 film, The Hunt for Red October, helped introduce sonar technology on submarines to pop culture. Now, nearly 30 years later, a team of scientists at the University of Missouri is using this same sonar technology as inspiration to develop a rapid, inexpensive way to determine whether the drinking water is safe to consume. Based on their results, the scientists said they can determine changes in the physical properties of liquids.