Water quality plays a very important part in the health of animals and human beings. Lakes and reservoirs, canals one of the major sources of drinking water. The first step towards water pollution control is to be able to monitor the actual level of water pollution. The problem with water pollution monitoring is the manual effort of taking a boat through a lake or reservoir each time to monitor pollution throughout the water body.
So we here design a solution for easy water quality checking of vast water bodies with ease. This RC water pollution monitor boat allows for recording as well as transmitting water quality data to an IOT server online. This will further help us to maintain the water clean. This project is remote-operated and controlled by an RC remote using which it can be maneuverer accordingly, a motorized propeller system to provide the forward propulsion and servo motor arrangement to provide with the steering using a rudder.
The IOT pollution monitor boat provides the following advantages:
- Ph & Turbidity Sensing
- Dissolved Oxygen Level Sensing
- Long Range Remote Controlled Operation
- Data Logging as well as IOT Online Transmission
- Efficient Propeller Driven Navigation system
- Easy to operate
As per the commands received by the rc receiver the controller operates the DC motor which rotates the propeller through a flexible bearing and shaft. Now we have 2x direction control rudders attached to a servo motor used to steer the boat as per controller signals received.
Additionally, we have two sensors to determine water quality, we include PH sensors as well as turbidity sensor and a dissolved oxygen sensor. These sensors will detect the presence of suspended particles in the water. We also have a GPS module and micro SD card, which will log the data from sensors as well as GPS locations as well as transmit the same online over IOT at particular intervals.
Thus the water quality monitoring rc boat can be used for water quality monitoring on lakes and reservoirs with ease.
- Raspberry Pi
- Ph sensor
- Dissolved Oxygen sensor
- Turbidity sensor
- GPS module
- SD card module
- RC receiver
- RC remote
- Servo Motor
- Cables and Connectors
- PCB and Breadboards
- Mounts and Joints
- Switches & Buttons
- Screws and Bolts