DETROIT (AP) — A Wayne State University researcher has received an $823,000
grant to develop a device that ships can carry to avoid bringing invasive
species into the Great Lakes.
Medical School professor Jeffrey Ram is using funding from the Great Lakes
Protection Fund for the automated ballast water treatment project.
The university says his team will seek to develop an automated, shipboard,
rapid-testing system that will be able to immediately report the presence of
any live organisms in ballast water after it has been treated.
are applying automation technology to adapt chemistry now used to detect
live salt water organisms to fresh water samples from the Detroit River and
elsewhere in the Great Lakes.