Who Benefits from Nixie

Applications

There is a critical need for low-cost, long-duration, high-frequency water sampling technology to monitor and improve our global water supplies.

Nixie has been designed for cost-effective, fast, and safe water sample collection, with minimal personnel and resource requirements.

Water Utilities and Water Resource Management Agencies

New York City DEP alone collects 1200 samples per month, 365 days per year,
representing a large expenditure in personnel and equipment. Most cities and
states do not have comparable resources and are thus unable to conduct such extensive testing. Nixie offers an efficient new way for water utilities and agencies to effectively monitor their water quality while dramatically reducing cost.

Non Governmental Organizations

According to the World Health Organization, 1 in 3 people globally do not have
access to safe drinking water, in part due to the lack of resources to effectively monitor water supplies. With Nixie, NGOs are now able to economically monitor water quality in hard to reach areas with little to no infrastructure, and in regions of conflict, where rapid sampling is vital to ensure the safely of field personnel.

Mining

New York City DEP alone collects 1200 samples per month, 365 days per year, representing a large expenditure in personnel and equipment. Most cities and states do not have comparable resources and are thus unable to conduct such extensive testing. Nixie offers an efficient new way for water utilities and agencies to effectively monitor their water quality while dramatically reducing cost.

Agriculture

According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, runoff from industrial agriculture is one of the leading causes of water pollution in the United States, with 46 percent of the nation’s rivers, streams, and lakes in poor biological condition. Nixie offers an efficient way to measure pollution from runoff by quickly sampling water across vast agricultural and rural regions with minimal complex equipment and field personnel requirements.

Disaster and Emergency Response

Floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, and other natural disasters often contaminate water supplies with industrial chemicals, livestock waste, sewage, and other dangerous impurities. It is critical to rapidly conduct water quality testing following a disaster to prevent the spread and transmission of waterborne diseases and pathogens. However, in the aftermath of a disaster, electricity, infrastructure, and access to equipment and resources are often disrupted, preventing sampling crews from safely reaching and assessing contamination threat locations. With Nixie, water can now be sampled anywhere a drone can fly, with a two-person team, without the need for complicated equipment and infrastructure support.

Factors Driving the Global Water Market

Population Growth & Industrialization

Increased Water Regulations

Increased Environmental Awareness