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10/07/2014
WATERQUAL-OL Project

WATERQUAL-OL Project

  • CALL FOR PROPOSALS: STRATEGIC ECONOMIC ACTION AND DIGITAL SOCIETY - CALL 1/2015
  • File Number:: TSI-100503-2015-8
  • TITLE: Continuous water quality measurement system for monitoring industrial discharges
  • ACRONYM: WATERQUAL-OL
  • COMPANY NAME: GEÓNICA, S. A.
The WATERQUAL-OL project is a GEONICA S. A. R+D+i initiative consisting of the development of a Continuous Measurement System of Water Quality, specially oriented to the real time monitoring of industrial discharges, as well as for the monitoring of the quality of all types of surface waters, such as rivers, open canals, reservoirs and other water courses.

The system performs continuous measurements of various parameters indicative of its quality, such as its physical-chemical characteristics: pH, Conductivity, Temperature, Dissolved Oxygen and Turbidity, or suspended solids; as well as other parameters such as Ammonium, Chlorides, Nitrates, and even Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD), Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) or the presence and concentration of polluting oils or hydrocarbons.

The system allows to select the parameters to be measured in each specific scenario, storing all the information in the Remote Data Acquisition Unit, which has several serial ports to allow the transmission of the data by different means (GPRS/3G, Radio or Satellite INMARSAT), to a Server or Central Reception Station, where a database is generated containing all the information,  including warning messages generated by the remote unit of the measurement site, in the event that any of the measured parameters are detected to have exceeded a certain programmable threshold.

In turn, the WATERQUAL-OL (On-Line) system allows to upload all the information registered in the Server to our Internet Platform WEBTRANS Ubiquitas in a graphical and numerical way, so that it makes it universally accessible to any authorized user, by means of a device with Internet connection.
 

NOTE: This project has been co-financed by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism within the National Plan for Scientific Research, Development in Technological Innovation 2013-2016, as well as by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)