IoT-Based Smart Water Treatment Plant of GIFT City

IoT-Based Smart Water Treatment Plant of GIFT City

Parth Vinayak Brahmbhatt (Sankalchand Patel University, India), Rajan G. Patel (Gandhinagar Institute of Technology, India) and Nimisha Patel (Sankalchand Patel College of Engineering, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-9574-8.ch014

Abstract

Water is a vibrant source for life, and its management and treatment are a crucial issue at the present time. A smart solution for city-level water treatment plant is gaining importance with the development in communication technology. We can avoid the issues pertaining to water management and treatment, such as distribution, quality, monitoring of overflows, pH (pouvoir hydrogène) value of water, etc., with help of information communication and technology. Based on this standard, the authors proposed a smart water treatment plant for the entire city using IoT with business processes direction and decision support systems. The suggested IoT architecture not only provides real-time monitoring for supply of pure water being transferred to the citizens but maintains the quality and purity of water supplied along with automation of motor operation, automatic valve controlling, and health monitoring of equipment. The system also delivers an alert to a remote user when there is a deviation of water quality parameters from the pre-defined set of standard values.
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Section 1: Importance Of Water Treatment Plant

Smart cities consist of six essential sectors which require to work in unison to accomplish a common aim i.e. making a city more liveable, sustainable and economical for its residents. These segments are smart energy, smart integration, smart public services, smart mobility, smart buildings, and smart water. One of a city's key parts of critical infrastructure is its water system. With growing populations in cities, it is certain that water consumption will increase as well. The term “smart water treatment plant” points to water infrastructure that ensures this valuable resource - and the energy used to transport it - is managed effectively. A smart water system is proposed to collect significant and actionable data about the flow, pressure and distribution of a city's water. Further, it is critical that the consumption and calculating of water use is precise. An effective smart water treatment solution can measure and keep a track on flow of the water running in an entire plant. The smart water treatment solution stands strong on three pillars namely; Sensors, Communication medium and IoT platform. A smart water treatment solution offers other benefits to the treatment plant such as;

  • Custom apps as per the need of business

  • Perform composite calculations simply

  • Collect data from various points

  • Allows reactive and predictive maintenance for the treatment plant

  • Create actionable insights

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