WBE Surveillance

Protect public health and keep your city moving with wastewater intelligence

Kando’s WBE solution combines our market-leading wastewater analysis experience and our partners’ virology expertise, offer a service that can detect virus outbreaks no matter the variant and pinpoint infection hotspots in your city.

Defining monitoring area

Factors include:

  • Demographic information
  • Network information
  • Wastewater discharge trends

Automated sampling
at optimal locations

How do we plan?

  • Network GIS
  • Upstream population
  • Manhole physical properties
  • Network trends analysis

Data gathering units are deployed at key locations to give maximum visibillity

Sample guidance

Flow and load

Wastewater flow
Monitoring wastewater flow is essential for calculating the “Normalized Viral Load” (NVL).

Wastewater quality and load
Pollution and increased flow can distort load measurements.
Kando’s solution only takes samples when conditions are right.

3 steps to safer, data-driven decision making

Wastewater sampling and
flow profiling

Working with local authorities and utilities, we define ideal sampling locations around wastewater
collection networks.

Our automated sampling units take regular samples throughout the day, while simultaneously recording wastewater flow data- essential for calculating Normalized Viral Loads (NVL) and outbreak intensity.

Laboratory analysis

Samples are collected from the field and analyzed by our partners at local reasearch facilities.

PCR testing can identify virus RNA in wastewater up to 72 hours before conventional testing and, when combined with wastewater flow and demographic data, can be used to estimate the number of cases in a location.

Hotspot tracing

Kando has been tracing contamination through wastewater for more than a decade.

Knowing the geolocation of every unit and the NVL at each location, we can track an outbreak upstream and pinpoint its source.

Upstream focus Planning

It takes just 48 hours to provide targeted analysis of infected areas.

  • Deploy “Zoom-in” units
  • Collect samples
  • Analyze samples
  • Deliver outbreak report

Upstram Focus Results

Kando provides infection profiling for:

  • Whole districts
  • City blocks
  • Individual single street
  • Single facilities:
    • Residential homes
    • Hospitals
    • Prisons
    • Military bases
    • University campuses

Our Partners-The Academic Team

Prof. Ariel Kushmaro

Department of
Biotechnology Engineering
Ben Gurion University of
the Negev

Prof. Eran Friedler

Head of the water and environment dep. Technion Institute Wastewater processes and quality

Prof. Nadav Davidovitch

MD, MPH, Director
School of Public Health,
Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Chair, Public Health Forum, IMA

Prof. Jacob Moran-Gilad

Full Professor of Clinical Microbiology, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Publications

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We just need to extract it so that you can optimize your operations.

See what you can learn from your data. Contact us and a member
of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.