Wireless Personal Communications

, Volume 97, Issue 1, pp 881–913 | Cite as

Sewage Water Quality Monitoring Framework Using Multi-parametric Sensors

  • Himanshu JindalEmail author
  • Sharad Saxena
  • Singara Singh Kasana


The increased sewage inflow has resulted in to water contamination challenge which has affected the human life with respect to various sectors like agriculture and domestic. The traditional methods of sewage water quality monitoring are found to be inefficient as they are either fundamentally incorrect, too expensive or based on sampling methods. Therefore, to overcome the challenge, the manuscript has proposed a sewage water quality monitoring framework using multi-parametric sensor for water quality monitoring. It uses cheap and portable multi-parametric sensors, smart-phone and an ad hoc network. The functionality of the proposed framework is tested at sewage treatment plant of Thapar University, Patiala, Punjab in India. The obtained measurements suggest for re-usability of treated sewage water for domestic and irrigation purposes. The sensor’s sleep and wake-up states enhances the framework’s performance in terms of sustainability for longer time.


Sewage Sensors Water Monitoring Smartphones Multi-parameter pH Temperature 



The research and findings are supported under Seed Grant Project Scheme vide Grant Number TU/DORSP/57/453 and SAI Labs, Thapar University, Patiala, India.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Himanshu Jindal
    • 1
  • Sharad Saxena
    • 1
  • Singara Singh Kasana
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science and Engineering DepartmentThapar UniversityPatialaIndia

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