Tempe, ASU to work together in wastewater monitoring to improve public health
The Center for Environmental Health Engineering directed by Fulton Schools Professor Rolf Halden will work the city of Tempe to monitor the local wastewater system for the presence of health-threatening substances. Halden’s lab will analyze sewage samples to provide real-time data on the presence of opioids and other addictive substances. The partnership is aimed at providing the city information that can guide its efforts to mount resources to stem the tide of addictions. Tempe is now one of hundreds of cities using Halden’s wastewater monitoring system.
See also: Sewage is helping cities flush out the opioid crisis, Scientific American, May 25
Tempe partners with ASU to study city wastewater to monitor public health, ABC 15 News – Phoenix, May 25
Tempe. ASU to study wastewater for clues about opiod abuse, Cronkite News, May 24, and the Arizona Republic, May 31
Tempe partners with ASU to detect drugs in wastewater, KJZZ (NPR), May 23
ASU, Tempe testing for opioids in city’s sewage system, KTAR News, May 29