Water is an important source for life on earth. The sources of natural water are limited and hence it is important to conserve it and use it wisely. The latest advancements in technology like the Internet of Things (IoT) has opened doors to new inventions that facilitate modifications in present systems and help in optimization of water supply and usage.
The monitoring of water level has various environmental benefits. It is inevitable for certain industries and organizations to use water judiciously to enhance their process efficiency and save costs. Wastage of water occurs mainly because of poor water allocation, inefficient usage, lack of integrated water management and absence of a proper control system. Thus, it is essential to have a proper system in place that enables efficient use, control and monitoring of water for all domestic and commercial water arrangements. This is where an IoT-based smart water tank solution comes into the picture.
The smart water tank solution deployed on the IoTConnect platform helps to overcome various challenges in water tank management.
Here are some use cases pertaining to the water monitoring solution:
Water level monitoring in tank
When you monitor the water level in a tank, you majorly focus on two scenarios. One is overflow of water from tank and second is a shortage of water supply. In the absence of a monitoring system either water overflows from the tank till the operator notices it and turns its off, or if the tank is empty, it remains empty until the operator finds out and turns on the water pump. Our smart water tank solution automatically monitors the water level in the tank and provides real-time updates with the help of incorporated sensors. It will start the water pump as soon as the water level falls below the threshold and switches off the pump as soon as the tank gets full.
Hence, our smart water tank solution ensures two things:
- The tank is never empty which means there is no shortage of water supply.
- No overflow takes place from the tank which means no wastage of water.
Pump control in remote locations
It is not easy to monitor and control the water tanks located in remote locations. Most of the times in the absence of an operator at such remote sites, either there is a shortage of water supply or water is wasted. Our IoT-enabled smart water tank solution enables two-way communication in such scenarios. Firstly, it gives you real-time updates and at the same time allows you to control the devices (pumps, valves) installed in remote locations. Secondly, the solution comes with a centralized dashboard and you can access it via a mobile app or web application from anywhere, anytime. Thus, it prevents wastage and solves the problem of water shortage in remote locations.
Detection of pH of water
The pH indicates the acidic and alkaline nature of water. A pH of 7 means water is neutral. Lower pH indicates acidity and a higher is a sign of alkalinity. The normal range for pH in surface water systems is 6.5 to 8.5 and the pH range for groundwater systems is between 6 to 8.5. This measurement determines the corrosiveness of water as well. Consuming overly acidic or alkaline water is injurious as per Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Hence, it is crucial to detect and maintain the right pH level of water. With our smart water tank solution, you can detect the pH of water and take proactive measures to maintain its level.
pH level of water
The global smart water management system market was valued at approximately USD 9.6 billion in 2017 and is expected to generate revenue of around USD 31.6 billion by the end of 2024, growing at a CAGR of around 18.5% between 2018 and 2024. – Report by Zion Market Research
Benefits of the smart water tank
- Easy installation
- Minimal maintenance
- Sends an alert to let you know water is too high or too low
- Compact design
- Automatically adjusts water levels
- Saves money by using less electricity and water
- Prevents overflow of water and saves infrastructure
- Saves manual labor time
- Uses little energy for functioning
- Sends alerts in case of anomaly detection
Applications of smart water tank solution
The smart water tank solution can be further developed and scaled to be used as:
- Fuel level indicator in vehicles
- Liquid level indicator in huge containers in companies
- Fuel tank level gauging
- Leakage detection in water pipeline
- Oil tank level control
- High & low-level alarms
- Sewage pump level control
- Stream level monitoring
- Sump pump
- Irrigation control
- Drainage control
Humans have been quite casual in using water whether it is for domestic or industrial purposes. And due to the improper and unmonitored usage of water, we have reached at a situation where if we don’t take immediate measures to conserve water, very soon half of the world’s population will suffer from water scarcity. Moreover, it is also must for industries globally to save water as a part of their corporate social responsibility towards the community and the environment in which it operates.
Our smart water tank solution is built on Avnet’s IoTConnect platform. It helps individuals and industries to use water efficiently and monitor all its aspects with ease through mobile and web-based applications. As discussed above, it helps at different levels and solves various problems effortlessly. It also allows you to change the threshold limits as per your requirements. To know more about our solution and how it can help you to control wastage of water, increase cost-effectiveness and enhance environmental safety, talk to our experts.