Sensors 2009, 9(8), 6411-6434; doi:10.3390/s90806411
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Design of a Water Environment Monitoring System Based on Wireless Sensor Networks

Received: 5 May 2009; in revised form: 10 August 2009 / Accepted: 10 August 2009 / Published: 19 August 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Wireless Sensor Technologies and Applications)
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Abstract: A water environmental monitoring system based on a wireless sensor network is proposed. It consists of three parts: data monitoring nodes, data base station and remote monitoring center. This system is suitable for the complex and large-scale water environment monitoring, such as for reservoirs, lakes, rivers, swamps, and shallow or deep groundwaters. This paper is devoted to the explanation and illustration for our new water environment monitoring system design. The system had successfully accomplished the online auto-monitoring of the water temperature and pH value environment of an artificial lake. The system's measurement capacity ranges from 0 to 80 °C for water temperature, with an accuracy of ±0.5 °C; from 0 to 14 on pH value, with an accuracy of ±0.05 pH units. Sensors applicable to different water quality scenarios should be installed at the nodes to meet the monitoring demands for a variety of water environments and to obtain different parameters. The monitoring system thus promises broad applicability prospects.
Keywords: water environment monitoring; wireless sensor networks; data monitoring nodes; data base station; remote monitoring center
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Jiang, P.; Xia, H.; He, Z.; Wang, Z. Design of a Water Environment Monitoring System Based on Wireless Sensor Networks. Sensors 2009, 9, 6411-6434.

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Jiang P, Xia H, He Z, Wang Z. Design of a Water Environment Monitoring System Based on Wireless Sensor Networks. Sensors. 2009; 9(8):6411-6434.

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Jiang, Peng; Xia, Hongbo; He, Zhiye; Wang, Zheming. 2009. "Design of a Water Environment Monitoring System Based on Wireless Sensor Networks." Sensors 9, no. 8: 6411-6434.

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