Portable Water Quality Monitoring System for Aquaponics using We MOS
Muhamad Farhan Mohd Pu’ad1, Khairul Azami Sidek2, Maizirwan Mel3

1Muhamad Farhan Mohd Pu’ad*, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia, Gombak, Malaysia.
2Khairul Azami Sidek, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia, Gombak, Malaysia.
3Maizirwan Mel, Department of Biotechnology Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia, Gombak, Malaysia.

Manuscript received on October 13, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 23 October, 2019. | Manuscript published on November 10, 2019. | PP: 4181-4184 | Volume-9 Issue-1, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: A6108119119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.A6108.119119
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Abstract: Technology today had advanced rapidly for the betterment of our life. However, agriculture seems to be left behind in the rapid progress. With the growing population nationwide, more food is required especially in the agriculture sector. Aquaponics is an efficient approach for food production which combines plant and fish farming together. In aquaponics, water quality especially the water’s pH level is crucial to be monitored regularly to ensure the fishes are in good health. However, measuring the pH level routine is no longer efficient today since the availability of technology. This study proposed a portable water quality monitoring system which currently only measures the water’s pH level since it is the most important parameter in water quality. Mainly, the system uses WeMos board and Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT) protocol for data processing and sending it to a Raspberry Pi (base station) for storage and visualisation. The device has been successfully tested at the Malaysian Institute of Sustainable Agriculture (MISA). website. The device was proven waterproof and floatable. It also can run for about 89 hours on battery only without solar panel. However, there is always area for improvement which includes adding more sensors to optimise usage of the device and also a Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD) screen for user convenience. Nonetheless, this is a step towards modernising the agriculture sector.
Keywords: Aquaponics, Monitoring System, Water Quality, We Mos.
Scope of the Article: Quality Control