Around 900 billion gallons of untreated sewage water every year contaminate oceans, rivers, and lakes of the U.S, then imagine what will be the amount in the whole world? It is one of the most serious problems of the aquatic ecosystem that makes the whole ecosystem extremely fragile. It also impacts on the economic condition of the nation.
Upgrading the existing infrastructure will take decades and of course, cost a hefty amount, but the solution is urgently needed as it is the matter of ecosystem. The government requires an infrastructure to predict leakage and to upgrade the whole infrastructure. A system is essential to construct artificial wetlands, rain gardens, green rooftops, porous pavements, infiltrating sewers, etc. that allow leakage to overflow.
Here comes IoT as the game-changer, as it tackles the problem with a whole new approach. A start-up named Kando, A Smart Waste Water Management Solution has been selected to transform the system with IoT embedded devices.
Several IoT sensors have been installed to decentralize the wastewater leakage problem with a smart approach. The sensors help to detect the main sources of contaminated water in real-time, which is crucial to address the problem. The system allows to take immediate action by means of data exchange.
The industrial standard IoT units will be installed in suspected areas (source of pollution) in the underground sewers. It will continuously send wastewater quality data to the receiver with the help of central analytical engine that will detect several abnormalities like change in wastewater composition, higher amount of pollutants, places of leakage, presence of harmful gas, etc. that may harm the ecosystem.
The system will generate automatic alerts to the receiver to alert them about the situation in no time. The system will prepare the alert on the basis of pre-set data, above which it will send notification to the user.
The IoT embedded devices also suggest a probable course of action to overcome the situation. By continuously monitoring the pollution level the whole matter can be controlled. If a serious leakage occurs the system will tackle it efficiently by diverting the pollution and sent alert the wastewater treatment plant to deal with the situation.
With the lowering levels of pollution in sewage water, water plants can reuse the wastewater for different purposes. The recycled water can be used in irrigation, laundry services, as cooling element in air conditioners, etc. it will also positively impact those communities that are affected by scarcity of water and water pollution.
Dawn Lippert, Elemental CEO says the Kando’s technology is a dynamic approach that goes beyond identifying the problems of the system; it also identifies the source of pollution. Another worth mentioning feature of Kando is it can identify these problems in real-time. The technology has already implemented in four states of the U.S.
With the implementation of the system industrial and agricultural wastewater pollution can be reduced. Report suggests the pollution treating cost had been reduced 40% in the first year of implementation. A prominent Israelian utility reuses the recycled water in agriculture, and they were able to reduce the salinity level in that water with the help of IoT embedded devices. Their future plan is to grow more in different parts of the U.S and E.U.
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