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How can water testing technology be developed or utilized to assist soldiers in the field?

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Posted Date: 04/18/2016

Access to drinking water, free of potential toxins, is essential to deployed soldiers. The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity's Medical Support Systems Project Management Office is developing a technology to quickly detect toxic industrial chemicals in water sources. How else can this technology be developed or utilized to assist soldiers in the field?

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kataryna Bigham tests the chlorine and pH levels in a water sample on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., May 1, 2012. Water and fuels systems maintainers from the 4th Civil Engineer Squadron collect water samples from several locations around base daily to ensure it is safe for consumption. Bigham, 4th CES water and fuels systems maintenance journeyman, hails from Maybee, Mich. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Aubrey Robinson/Released)


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