What are the benefits of IoT in water resources management?
Nowadays, the Internet of Things (IoT) allows us to optimize a series of processes that were previously complicated to perform and that required a large number of resources. One of these processes is the management of water resources, since, thanks to the IoT sensors, it is possible to have greater control of information about water treatment, its correct use, evidently, and to obtain a more efficient and less efficient process expensive.
Benefits in Industrial Processes
Smart Water and its many benefits have acquired great importance in various economic activities in recent years. One of them is aquaculture, where thanks to IoT it is possible to increase water quality, improve productivity and reduce fish mortality. The multiple sensors connected to the Cloud facilitate the control of essential parameters such as pH and dissolved oxygen levels, and simplify monitoring as it can be done in real time.
In the manufacturing and energy industries, the adequate analysis, measurement and monitoring of the data obtained from water through IoT sensors is especially relevant. They also allow the reduction of water consumption and avoid waste, thus reducing maintenance and energy costs.
- Facilitates the administration of the water resources management network
- It allows to measure more accurately the water consumption and reduce it
- Water resources waste control
- Optimization of hydroponic processes
- Boosts seawater desalination processes
- Remote pool measurement
- Smart Irrigation
With the increase of the population and the conglomeration in urban centers, the increase of risks of accidents that harm the community such as fires or floods is inevitable. However, most emergency solutions still require the intervention of people, be it someone who turns off an outlet, calling the police or the fire department. Devices such as smoke detectors or sprinklers are effective, but only start working when a problem occurs. IoT sensors, on the other hand, go one step further and do not expect an accident to just act, but are responsible for preventing and minimizing damage.
With the application of Smart Water, it is possible to monitor the temperature, pressure, and status of water systems in real time and from any location. With this information, one can notify the rest of people in cases of problems that may arise as water or chemical leaks. With the ability to open and close water valves automatically, floods can be avoided within any type of construction quickly.
- Prediction of potential failures
- Monitoring of pressure and water consumption
- Cost reduction in emergency maintenance
- Optimization of management in cases of storm floods
- Chemical leak detection
As we see, IoT is more important than ever in water management, both in the optimization of industrial processes and in the prevention of disasters and accidents; There is no doubt that its implementation will continue to expand and improve day by day.
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