Design, automation and remote management of a water purification plant
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This study presents a water purification plant that uses the waste cake from the process of oil extraction of Moringa oleifera seeds. The particularity of this purification plant is that it should be autonomous to work in isolated areas. To do so, the design counts on solar panels and batteries controlled by a Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) system. The main objective of this study is the design and automation of the purification power plant so it can be used either manually or remotely by means of a web server and a micro controller in charge of data collection and to proceed orders from and to the web platform. In pursue of a cost reduction, caused by the development and implementation of hardware and software, this project is conceived using open source systems. Additionally, the plant counts on an Energy Management System that should optimize the energy consumption of the control system and actuators. This system is designed in such a way that it can be used independently in isolated mode or connected to the grid in regions where local authority regulations allows the connection of energy storage systems to the grid.
CitationAmante, B., Canals, L., Mera, F. Design, automation and remote management of a water purification plant. "Desalination and water treatment", Gener 2018, vol. 103, p. 329-336.