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Development of low-cost sensory system to sort recyclable materials

Sallehuddin, Muhammad Syafiq Iskandar and Jasni, Farahiyah and Wahid, Azni Nabela (2022) Development of low-cost sensory system to sort recyclable materials. In: 8th International Conference on Mechatronics Engineering (ICOM 2022), 9-10 August 2022, IIUM, Gombak, Kuala Lumpur.

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Recycling some waste materials can be one of the great solutions to preserve the earth. However, managing the recycling process is still an issue. One of the issues is related to sorting the waste materials. Many people still fail to place the waste materials according to their respective bins. One way to tackle this issue is to have an automated sorting system. To sort the recycle materials, sensory system is needed. Among the commonly utilized is camera. However, camera detection system usually requires high processing power and high storage. Besides, camera detection system is prone to attract thief as it can be used in many applications. Thus, an alternative sensory system is needed to automatically sort the recycle materials. In this project, the Light Dependent Resistor (LDR)-based sensory system was developed and experiments were performed to investigate the feasibility of the system. These sensors were used to investigate the optical properties of plastic bottles and aluminium cans and consequently develop a classification model to categorize plastic bottles and aluminium cans. The proposed sensory system managed to achieve average of 92.8% in identifying plastic bottles and aluminium cans accordingly. These findings proved that the LDR-based sensory system is feasible to identify some of the recyclable waste materials; plastic bottles and aluminium cans by manipulating its optical properties.

Item Type: Proceeding Paper (Plenary Papers)
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T55.4 Industrial engineering.Management engineering. > T59.7 Human engineering in industry. Man-machine systems
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA329 Engineering mathematics. Engineering analysis
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechatronics Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Farahiyah Jasni
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2024 11:30
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2024 11:30
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/101940

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