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Volume 3, Issue 1, June 2019, Page: 11-20
RF Communication and IoT Paradigms System Proposal for Effective Consumption and Equity Distribution of Community Water in Developing Countries: A Case Study
Pierre Tsafack, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, University of Buea, Buea, Cameroon
Florin Hutu, Department of Electrical Engineering, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon, Lyon, France
Emmanuel Tanyi, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, University of Buea, Buea, Cameroon
Bruno Allard, Department of Electrical Engineering, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon, Lyon, France
Received: Jun. 12, 2019;       Accepted: Jul. 10, 2019;       Published: Jul. 24, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.ie.20190301.12      View  135      Downloads  57
Abstract
Water scarcity poses a serious threat to the population in the most areas of developing countries. In addition to that, the traditional manual nearby approach of following up the water distribution network is unable to ensure an effective and equity use of the small water resources available. A dedicated real-time monitoring system based on radio frequency (RF) communication and internet of things (IoT) paradigms is proposed in this paper. This monitoring system is essential and constitutes a proposed solution for the local water management and equity distribution of the available poor water resources. An alert system recalls users to any abnormal water usage to reduce water loss or to check and solve usual leakages. A customer’s water consumption visualization as well as a setting of his desired consumption alert system are performed using a home dashboard; the monitoring of the system by the water utility company is achieved using a web-based system through Thingspeak cloud computing platform. For an immediate and easy local implementation of the prototype, the system technology was chosen in already validated most cases; in other words, Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) components were used. For better and optimum results, most dedicated similar COTS components will be selected using the already running systems.
Keywords
RF Communication, Wireless Sensor Networks, Water Distribution Network, Wi-Fi, Developing Countries
To cite this article
Pierre Tsafack, Florin Hutu, Emmanuel Tanyi, Bruno Allard, RF Communication and IoT Paradigms System Proposal for Effective Consumption and Equity Distribution of Community Water in Developing Countries: A Case Study, Industrial Engineering. Vol. 3, No. 1, 2019, pp. 11-20. doi: 10.11648/j.ie.20190301.12
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