Variance of total dissolved solids and electrical conductivity for water quality in Sabak Bernam

Mohd Suhaimi Sulaiman, Mohamad Faizal Abd Rahman, Aileen Farida Mohd Adam

Abstract


Water pollution is one of the most serious environmental problems in Malaysia. The most notable occurrence of pollution happened in Selangor. Currently, there are various water quality monitoring (WQM) methods to observe the quality of water. One of the methods used is the internet of things (IoT) for wireless sensor network technology to obtain real-time data measurement. In this study, the developed WQM system is equipped with a sensor that can measure total dissolved solid (TDS) and electrical conductivity (EC). Arduino UNO was used in this system as a microcontroller to interact with the sensor. The Wi-Fi module, ESP8266, was used to transfer the collected data to ThingSpeak, which acts as a cloud to store all the data. The results showed that both sample populations can be discriminated since the p-value is greater than 0.05 in the normality test, while in the paired sample t-test, the p-value is less than 0.05. In conclusion, this research provides an easier way to monitor water quality by taking up less time at less cost, as well as being reliable in giving real-time data reading.

Keywords


Arduino; electrical conductivity; internet of things; total dissolved solid; water quality;

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijece.v13i2.pp%25p

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
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