Advanced Sampling Process Instruments is a micro SME established in Glasgow in 2014, employing 3 members of staff, supported by 2 unsalaried directors and working in close partnership with Glasgow Caledonian University.

Together we are developing a scientific instrument called the In-Liquid Sampler (ILS), a sampling system that operates within an aqueous process and allows the management of a captured sample so that it can be analysed to allow specific in-situ process data to be gained for process optimisation purposes. The device will address a clear market niche for in-situ, automated monitoring and measurement of process samples. In May 2018 the Intellectual Property Office granted ASPI a full UK patent with the IP assigned to the Company.

The primary opportunity for the ILS is biological wastewater treatment plants (WWTP), a high value global niche market with easily identifiable customers (global market assessed at £8billion over 10 years), where measuring the performance of ...
Advanced Sampling Process Instruments is a micro SME established in Glasgow in 2014, employing 3 members of staff, supported by 2 unsalaried directors and working in close partnership with Glasgow Caledonian University.

Together we are developing a scientific instrument called the In-Liquid Sampler (ILS), a sampling system that operates within an aqueous process and allows the management of a captured sample so that it can be analysed to allow specific in-situ process data to be gained for process optimisation purposes. The device will address a clear market niche for in-situ, automated monitoring and measurement of process samples. In May 2018 the Intellectual Property Office granted ASPI a full UK patent with the IP assigned to the Company.

The primary opportunity for the ILS is biological wastewater treatment plants (WWTP), a high value global niche market with easily identifiable customers (global market assessed at £8billion over 10 years), where measuring the performance of the biomass within the process provides significant optimisation advantages. The data output will provide the critical measurements to enable an optimal environment to be managed, so achieving reductions in energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, as well as enhancing process efficiencies and regulatory compliance.

ASPI currently has one prototype system working in an industrial plant in Fife, and is actively working on a second installation that will commence with Scottish Water in February 2020 with a near production ready ILS.

On the basis of the company’s sensor development into the settlement characteristics of the biomass in WWTPs, we were approached by TUV SUD NEL to explore whether our innovation could discern the fractional layers in a multi-phase sample. To this end we have completed a series of BSc and MSc projects with GCU that have allowed us to gear our technology towards performing this function. The next stage of this development is the optimisation of the sampling techniques used in the ILS to capture of a multi-phase flow to allow the fractional analysis of the sample. We are actively seeking support to conduct this next critical stage and believe TechX would be an ideal platform as it would not only allow optimisation of the sampling process, but also provide us a comprehensive introduction into the O&G industry.
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