DOI: 10.2166/wrd.2023.052 ISSN:

Smart IoT-based water treatment with a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system process

Dwarakanath B., Kalpana Devi P., Ranjith Kumar, Ahmed Sayed M. Metwally, Ghulam Abbas Ashraf, Bheema Lingaiah Thamineni
  • Filtration and Separation
  • Water Science and Technology


Water treatment is necessary to ensure the availability of clean and safe water for various uses. Integrating Internet of Things (IoT) technology with water purification systems has shown enormous potential in recent years for enhancing the efficiency and efficacy of the treatment process. Monitoring the disposal of sewage in treatment facilities is the primary obstacle. As a result, a Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) system, including the IoT, has been proposed to ensure the proper operation of these sewer systems and limit the risk of overflow and malfunction. In this paper, we suggest a novel approach that blends Deep Belief Networks (DBNs) with an IoT-based water treatment system equipped with a SCADA system for increased monitoring and control. An IoT–SCADA system can be implemented at various wastewater collection and treatment phases. Secondly, incorporating DBNs enhances the system's predictive capabilities, enabling proactive maintenance and decision-making to prevent potential failures and optimize resource allocation. The proposed technique computes the efficacy of the effluent treatment facility and ensures that chemical emissions do not exceed permissible limits. Furthermore, Complex Event Processing (CEP) can be utilized to evaluate and analyze the massive influx of real-time data sets provided by IoT sensors.

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