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Title: Towards an IOT based system for detection and monitoring of microplastics in aquatic environments
Authors: Chaczko, Zenon 
Kale, Anup
Santana Rodríguez, José Juan 
Suarez-Araujo, Carmen Paz 
UNESCO Clasification: 330811 Control de la contaminación del agua
3308 Ingeniería y tecnología del medio ambiente
1203 Ciencia de los ordenadores
120304 Inteligencia artificial
Keywords: Microplastics
In-Situ Sensing
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 
Conference: 22nd IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Engineering Systems, INES 2018 
Abstract: Monitoring presence of micro-plastics in the ocean and fresh waters is an important research topic due to a need to preserve marine ecosystem. Microplastics represent threats to living organisms, producing harmful effects, ultimately also having an impact on humans through the food-chain. Use of laboratory-based and in situ techniques do help in investigating density and scale of this kind of pollutants. The in-situ sensing techniques are gaining popularity due to automation and continuous availability. These techniques though need an accurate hardware and efficient computing model to achieve desired success. Here, we propose an IoT based system called `SmartIC' using specialized sensors and intelligent computing tools, specifically designed for in-situ monitoring of microplastics in natural aquatic environments. This paper is focused on system architecture, monitoring process and outline of experimental work. The initial research provides very promising results. A further course of the investigation with validation will be conducted in future to establish the proposed system completely.
ISBN: 978-1-5386-1122-7
ISSN: 1562-5850
DOI: 10.1109/INES.2018.8523957
Source: INES 2018 - IEEE 22nd International Conference on Intelligent Engineering Systems, Proceedings (8523957), p. 57-62
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