On the Use of an IoT Integrated System for Water Quality Monitoring and Management in Wastewater Treatment Plants
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Author/sMartínez, Ramón; Vela, Nuria; El Aaatik, Abderrazak; Murray, Eoin; Roche, Patrick; [et al.]
Discipline/sIngeniería, Industria y Construcción
Subject/sSmart Urban Water Networks
The deteriorating water environment demands new approaches and technologies to achieve sustainable and smart management of urban water systems. Wireless sensor networks represent a promising technology for water quality monitoring and management. The use of wireless sensor networks facilitates the improvement of current centralized systems and traditional manual methods, leading to decentralized smart water quality monitoring systems adaptable to the dynamic and heterogeneous water distribution infrastructure of cities. However, there is a need for a low-cost wireless sensor node solution on the market that enables a cost-effective deployment of this new generation of systems. This paper presents the integration to a wireless sensor network and a preliminary validation in a wastewater treatment plant scenario of a low-cost water quality monitoring device in the close-to-market stage. This device consists of a nitrate and nitrite analyzer based on a novel ion chromatography detection me...