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Analysis of the Water Quality of the Monjas River: Monitoring and Control System

  • Marcelo León
  • Maritza Ruiz
  • Teresa Guarda
  • Robert Montalvan
  • León Arguello
  • Ana Tapia
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 747)

Abstract

Running water available for human consumption inside Quito Metropolitan District began to be deficient by year 1960 due to an increase of its population. This water shortage caused several annoyances to its inhabitants up to the point that local government started on year 1990 new measures for a more effective management of its water resources. In 1992, ordinance 2910 ruled for the prevention and control of pollution produced by industrial liquid discharges and emissions into the atmosphere. Contaminating sources were manufacture of fabrics, metal products, food, beverages and tobacco with low biodegradability and high toxicity inorganic inputs and wastewater of Northern Quito majorly caused contamination of Monjas River. This research describes current water situation and proposes different alternatives of treatment plants based in a pervasive information systems.

Keywords

Water treatment Water contamination Territory organization Pervasive information systems 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcelo León
    • 1
  • Maritza Ruiz
    • 2
  • Teresa Guarda
    • 1
  • Robert Montalvan
    • 1
  • León Arguello
    • 3
  • Ana Tapia
    • 1
  1. 1.Universidad Estatal Península de Santa Elena - UPSELa LibertadEcuador
  2. 2.Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas - ESPESangolqui, QuitoEcuador
  3. 3.Universidad Técnica Estatal de Quevedo - UTEQQuevedoEcuador

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