ITRA-DIC

Information Technology Research Academy

Aquasense

Development of effective Wireless Sensor Network system for water quality and quantity monitoring

  • To develop an indigenous, intelligent and adaptive decision support system for on-line remote monitoring of the water flow and water quality across the wireless sensor zone to generate data pertaining to utilization of water and raising alerts in terms of mails/messages/alarm following any violation in the safety norms for the drinking water quality and usage of amount of water. This proposed research objective is also to provide simple, efficient, cost effective and socially acceptable means to detect and analyze water bodies and distribution regularly and automatically
  • to design and develop wireless sensing hardware for collecting hydraulic parameters like pressure, flow and volume, and water quality parameters like Salinity, Color, pH, DO, Turbidity, Temperature, Fluoride, Arsenic, Mercury, Lead, Selenium, Nitrate, Iron, Manganese and pathogens like Algal toxins (cyan bacteria) etc
  • to design wireless sensor network zone architecture for drinking water flow and quality monitoring
  • to develop the interface modules (both hardware and software) for the wireless sensor nodes and probes
  • to develop an user interface for logging data after data fusion from the different sensor nodes
  • to design a database schema for storing on-line data received from the sensors.
  • a data collection and visualization infrastructure
  • to develop modeling and analysis tools (on-line estimation and prediction of the water distribution system’s hydraulic state and leak/burst detection and localization)
  • to develop a Rule-base by incorporating the feedback of users to include the quality perception of users based on the locality and preferences through machine learning algorithms
  • to develop a knowledge-base for different regions and applications
  • to develop an expert system for adaptive setting up of new bench mark for water quality of drinking water and other usage
  • Sufficient & safe water for better health for the Present and Future Generations
  • Industrialization and urbanization in India has caused heavy environmental pollution
  • To address acute water quality problem in India (WHO report of November 2004)
  • Ensuring quality in drinking water in the public distribution system is also a measure concern due to pollution in the ground water and contamination during distribution as well
  • There are real risks of the addition of some external malafied agents into the public water supply either through the source (ground water or reservoir), the water treatment plant or storage tanks in the system. Protection of public health is imperative and the potential of millions of casualties from water contamination is not unrealistic
  • Decline in the per capita water availability from 5177 m3 in 1951 to 1654 m3 in 2007 and average availability of water supply in most of the cities is between 4 to 5 hours a day
  • Unaccounted for water (UFW) is quite high – varies between 20-50%
  • Significant amount of water is supplied without metered connections resulting in loss of revenue and proper accounting of water distributed

The deliverables mainly include prototype systems, a dataset to be used as a benchmark, a new rule-base for the quality adaptive to the user group, season, time and standard.

The expected outcome shall be a:

  • A new prototype model for on-line, real-time remote water metering
  • A  new  prototype  model  for  on-line  adaptive  water  quality  monitoring  ((both  FPGA based and ARM processor based)
  • A prototype for both quantity and quality monitoring in a single device

The other outcomes of the project shall be:

  • A new benchmark dataset to be used by the researchers in future
  • To facilitate quick identification, prediction and  prevention of potential problems such as a burst of water main, a slow leak, theft and no transparent billing
  • A new rule-base for water quality monitoring (in addition to the WHO standard) which is adaptive to the user groups, time, season and region

Research and Development:

  • Quality publications (around 50)
  • PhD students (around 10)
  • Number of new Laboratories and courses (around 4)
  • Number of Seminars, conferences, workshops, training programs (around 20)
  • Number of trained students and researchers in this area will be around 100

Principal Investigators
Dr. Siba K Udgata, U of Hyd udgatacs@uohyd.ernet.in Link to homepage
Dr. Neelima Satyam, IIIT neelima.satyam@iiit.ac.in Link to homepage
Dr. N. Balaji, VNR VJIET narayanamb@rediffmail.com
Dr. Nihar Satapathy, SUIIT niharmath@yahoo.com
Dr. R.V.R.K. Chalam, SCCE dr.chalam@gmail.com Link to homepage
Prof. A. Prasad Raju, SCCTS prasadraj55@gmail.com Link to homepage

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Institutions

CMSD University of HyderabadIIIT HyderabadVNR VJIET HyderabadSamabalpur University Institute for ITSree Chaitanaya College of Engineering KarimnagarSree Chaitanya College of Technological Sciences Karimnagar

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PhD Student(s) ,7

Publications  ,0

Number of Workshop/Training(s) , 0

Labs Created, 0

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Publications

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