What is it about?

SCADA is an integral part of every industrial process including water and wastewater treatment facilities. The rise in computational power and the advent of low-cost programmable IoT devices have considerably reduced the cost of infrastructure required for online monitoring and remote surveillance. The work explores the use of low-cost IoT infrastructure to deploy soft sensing algorithms in a remote location.

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Why is it important?

1. A low-cost alternative to commercial SCADA. 2. Open source communication scripts. 3. Modular structure, which ensures easy system adaptability.


The authors were sharing their experience with setting up an open-source system for remote access. This was to show that in this age of digitalization, with ubiquitous communication hardware and infrastructure, it should not be a challenge to set up an affordable and secure system for remote monitoring and state estimation.

Mr Abhilash Muralidharan Nair
Norwegian University of Life Sciences

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This page is a summary of: A cost-effective IoT strategy for remote deployment of soft sensors – A case study on implementing a soft sensor in a multistage MBBR plant, Water Science & Technology, February 2020, IWA Publishing,
DOI: 10.2166/wst.2020.067.
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