Self-powered mobile sensor for in-pipe potable water quality monitoring

L. Wu, W. W.A. Wan Salim, S. Malhotra, A. Brovont, J. H. Park, S. D. Pekarek, Margaret Katherine Banks, D. M. Porterfield

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Abstract

Traditional stationary sensors for potable-water quality monitoring in a wireless sensor network format allow for continuous data collection and transfer. These stationary sensors have played a key role in reporting contamination events in order to secure public health. We are developing a self-powered mobile sensor that can move with the water flow, allowing real-time detection of contamination in water distribution pipes, with a higher temporal resolution. Functionality of the mobile sensor was tested for detecting and monitoring pH, Ca2+, Mg2+, HCO3 -CO3 2-, NH4 + and Cl -; ions. Moreover, energy harvest and wireless data transmission capabilities are being designed for the mobile sensor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication17th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2013
PublisherChemical and Biological Microsystems Society
Pages14-16
Number of pages3
Volume1
ISBN (Print)9781632666246
StatePublished - 2013
Event17th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2013 - Freiburg, Germany
Duration: Oct 27 2013Oct 31 2013

Other

Other17th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2013
CountryGermany
CityFreiburg
Period10/27/1310/31/13

Keywords

  • Mobile sensor
  • Self-powered energy-harvesting
  • Water-quality monitoring
  • Wireless sensor network

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering

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