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Dylan Whitren Byrne

Umeter

The purpose of my project is to help protect our natural waterways. Sadly, Irish river systems have fallen into a state of neglect and our fish stocks, wildlife and tourism have suffered as a result of poor water quality. At the centre of this issue is the inflow of pollutants from lands surround­ing these rivers.

Nitrate is an element that all plant life needs to grow and is the prime ingredient in all fertilizers used on agricultural land to increase crops sizes and for grass to feed cattle. Unfortunately, not all this nitrate gets to be used by what is growing on the land and what isn’t used leaches into nearby rivers and accelerates the growth of weeds causing a host of issues such as spawning beds being destroyed eliminating the potential for wild fish to reproduce.

With the UMETER, I aim to produce a cost-effective sensor network to monitor nitrates entering rivers in real time to help prevent further pollution and allow these ecosys­tems to bounce back. UMETER will create a system that monitors a river’s water quality and sends data collected to the cloud, where it can be stored and analysed for trends and events. The idea is to install a series of sensors at regular intervals along the rivers course that will continuous­ly monitor nitrate concentrations.

The design is a small unit that uses a meth­od of spectroscopy to sample nitrate concen­trations at that point in the river. Spikes of nitrate detected along this chain will identify sources of nitrate entering the river from agricultural runoff and other sources with the aim being to allow authorities such as the EPA and county council to work on these areas preventing further entrance of nitrate into the river.

dylanbyrne47@gmail.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/dylan-byrne-848a42175/

The purpose of my project is to help protect our natural waterways. Sadly, Irish river systems have fallen into a state of neglect and our fish stocks, wildlife and...

The purpose of my project is to help protect our natural waterways. Sadly, Irish river systems have fallen into a state of neglect and our fish stocks, wildlife and tourism have suffered as a result of poor water quality. At the centre of this issue is the inflow of pollutants from lands surround­ing these rivers.

Nitrate is an element that all plant life needs to grow and is the prime ingredient in all fertilizers used on agricultural land to increase crops sizes and for grass to feed cattle. Unfortunately, not all this nitrate gets to be used by what is growing on the land and what isn’t used leaches into nearby rivers and accelerates the growth of weeds causing a host of issues such as spawning beds being destroyed eliminating the potential for wild fish to reproduce.

With the UMETER, I aim to produce a cost-effective sensor network to monitor nitrates entering rivers in real time to help prevent further pollution and allow these ecosys­tems to bounce back. UMETER will create a system that monitors a river’s water quality and sends data collected to the cloud, where it can be stored and analysed for trends and events. The idea is to install a series of sensors at regular intervals along the rivers course that will continuous­ly monitor nitrate concentrations.

The design is a small unit that uses a meth­od of spectroscopy to sample nitrate concen­trations at that point in the river. Spikes of nitrate detected along this chain will identify sources of nitrate entering the river from agricultural runoff and other sources with the aim being to allow authorities such as the EPA and county council to work on these areas preventing further entrance of nitrate into the river.

dylanbyrne47@gmail.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/dylan-byrne-848a42175/

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