Quality Monitoring of Drinking Water with Selected Parameters Using Sensor Assembly Integrated With IoT- A Comparative Study
The river is a water source that flows from upstream and transform to streams and channels and reaches the downstream areas, serving large areas. Civilizations are developed and dependent on staying alongside the riverside for decades in the past. The river plays a considerable role in development, transportation, day by day activities, and other means. In this paper, a sensor assembly was proposed and designed, later set up in different locations of the Ryves canal of Krishna District, A.P, India, to monitor the selected water parameters. The quality parameters from the sensor system were acquired remotely and compared with conventional procedures; further, the results used for decision making. IoT ( Internet of Things) is having the capability of handling sensors for detecting water parameters, such as temperature, pH, Dissolved Oxygen (DO), electric conductivity (EC), and Total Dissolved Solids (TDS). The device designed to monitor river water parameters remotely and can transfer real-time information to the database. Node MCU ESP8266 is an arm processor and gateway used to process and filtering the unnecessary data earlier than sending it to the Firebase cloud database. The results gathered are prompt, and compared with the actual environmental Physio-Chemical procedures, the results are relatively accurate can be seen in the graph. Based on the water analysis results, the quality of water in the mainstream of the canal is slightly above the prescribed standards. The reasons are due to the drain of domestic and aquaculture waste into the main flow path.