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Automated water tank filtration system using LDR sensor

Ibrahim, S.Noorjannah and Lokman Hakim, M.S. and Asnawi, Ani Liza and Malik, Naheed A. (2016) Automated water tank filtration system using LDR sensor. In: 6th International Conference on Computer and Communication Engineering (ICCCE 2016), 25th-27th July 2016, Kuala Lumpur.

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In this paper, we present the development of an automated water tank filtration system together with the study on water turbidity using light dependent resistor (LDR) as the sensing unit. The system comprises of a microcontroller (Arduino Uno), a micropump, a sensing unit and a water filter. The main objective of this paper is to study the ability of LDR sensing unit in detecting changes in water and to define the turbidity value of the water. This paper also described how the microcontroller controls the filtration system. Experiments on water turbidity was conducted under two conditions, undisturbed flow and continuous flow, which will affect the measurements of the LDR. Results show that the LDR readings in continuous flow require more time in between reading so that the turbidity value can be consistent. Results show that the LDR sensing together with the microcontroller can create a system that is capable of measuring water turbidity not only for water tanks but also for other water resources e.g. rivers, lakes, treatment plants etc. The implementation of an automated water filtration system can potentially help consumers in monitoring their water tanks and can be included in the smart home system.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 3823/54516
Uncontrolled Keywords: Automater Filtration System, LDR, turbidity, water monitoring
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Depositing User: Siti Noorjannah Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2017 16:12
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2017 16:12
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/54516

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