Water Monitoring

Ottens, Derek
Rose, Jeff
Smith, Theresa
Werner, Jillian
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In this paper, a new system for surface water monitoring is presented. The main concept of the design is a device capable of warning the Guelph water treatment facility of possible surface water contamination events in real-time. The design consists of a buoy equipped with a sensor array designed to detect indicating factors of water contamination. It is capable of warning Guelph water treatment facility of possible dangers to the local drinking water supply immediately by SMS text message. The analysis of the final design shows that it will be effective in its intended purpose.

Created in fulfillment of the course requirements for ENGG*3100 Engineering and Design III. This course combines the knowledge gained in the advanced engineering and basic science courses with the design skills taught in ENGG*1100 and ENGG*2100 in solving open-ended problems. These problems are related to the student's major. Additional design tools are presented, including model simulation, sensitivity analysis, linear programming, knowledge-based systems and computer programming. Complementing these tools are discussions on writing and public speaking techniques, codes, safety issues, environmental assessment and professional management. These topics are taught with the consideration of available resources and cost.
remote sensing, water pollution, pollution measurement, multisensor systems