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The iots application in water: an enabled iots framewok for water distribution system
Author : YANG FU(1), WENYAN WU(2)
The Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) and their systems are widely and increasingly applied in the pipeline network. They are helping engineers to solve problems about monitoring, control networks, enhancement of management and planning. However, regarding to the characteristics of large scale water distribution system, it will be hard to apply WSNs to guarantee data acquisition and communication safely if any nodes have transfer problems. And as the WSNs are relatively small and close networks, the WSNs systems are not sufficient to collect other kinds of data which could also influent the water distribution systemsí design or operation like behavioural, social, economic and social-domestic data etc. These drawbacks for WSNs drive the upgrade of their systems into IoTs (Internet of Things). This paper particularly reviewed and evaluated the current WSNís strengths and weakness of the water industrial applications. This study presented an application framework using IoT technology in water distribution area as an IoTs application for water. The framework is expressed by five layers to offer an opening network for management, the solutions of analyzing data and the method to use data properly. The IoTs application framework can be enhanced for the pressure of pipeline network management, pump operation optimization, leakage control or prediction, serge pipeline network and water resource management as well. Also, the IoTs application framework will benefit for comprehensive optimization for water supply and distribution system from the resources until taps of household, including water quality, pressure, construction background of the pipe, social, and behavioural data etc. Combined with effective data analytical methods, the IoT framework provides intelligence to improve efficiency, communication and engaging for customers with developing new water management strategies.
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Category : 36th Congress - The Hague (2015) ALL CONTENT
Article : Special sessions
Date Published : 19/08/2015
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