Presentation Title

Automated Water Sampling: Using Electric Colour Sensors and Micro Controllers

Presenter Information

Chad Fawcett

Location

House of Learning Library, 3rd floor

Start Date

18-3-2016 12:00 PM

End Date

18-3-2016 6:00 PM

Abstract

Effectively testing drinking water for chlorine levels can be a difficult task. Automated systems are often very expensive and most small treatment centres cannot afford the equipment. The cheaper alternative is to test manually, either using testing strips or a liquid reagent. Both of these less expensive methods rely on the operator to compare the colour of the sample to a chart of known values with is prone to error. From room lighting to partial colour blindness, there is a lot that can interfere with properly reading a sample. The purpose of the research was to find an inexpensive, yet accurate way to take water samples. The research performed shows that this is quite possible using various technologies.

Department

Computing Science

Faculty Advisor

Kevin O'Neil

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Automated Water Sampling: Using Electric Colour Sensors and Micro Controllers

House of Learning Library, 3rd floor

Effectively testing drinking water for chlorine levels can be a difficult task. Automated systems are often very expensive and most small treatment centres cannot afford the equipment. The cheaper alternative is to test manually, either using testing strips or a liquid reagent. Both of these less expensive methods rely on the operator to compare the colour of the sample to a chart of known values with is prone to error. From room lighting to partial colour blindness, there is a lot that can interfere with properly reading a sample. The purpose of the research was to find an inexpensive, yet accurate way to take water samples. The research performed shows that this is quite possible using various technologies.