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Offline khalil

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How to judge the drinkability of water whatever its nature
« on: September 06, 2018, 01:41:24 PM »
Hi everyone

I would like to design a system that allows to judge the potability of water after having made a certain number of measurements with the available sensors such as the PH sensor, turbidity, temperature, TDS meter...

after some research I found that there are 8 essetial parameters that once respected their values we can say that the water is 100% drinkable. The settings are:

- pH (PH sensor)
- Turbidity (turbidity sensor)
- Color
- Conductivity
- Total dissolved solids (TDS metre)
- Hardness
- Temperature (temperature sensor)
- chlorine (Redox sensor

So I told myself that we have to get sensors for each parameter and with arduino we will be able to know the good results.

Am I thinking right? I exaggerated at the level of many parameters? do I have to add others or eliminate some of them?

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Re: How to judge the drinkability of water whatever its nature
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2018, 03:09:19 PM »
The problem with drinking water is that also organic material, bugs, bacteria, etc. has an influence, so you need also COD measurement. But at the end its still a risk.

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Re: How to judge the drinkability of water whatever its nature
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2018, 03:56:06 PM »
Many many dangerous compounds would not be detected by this. For instance, sodium azide. Or Clostridium botulinum bacteria. Or radioactive iodine.

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Re: How to judge the drinkability of water whatever its nature
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2018, 03:42:50 AM »
- chlorine (Redox sensor

You will mostly detect dissolved oxygen, as chlorine is rarely present.
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Re: How to judge the drinkability of water whatever its nature
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2018, 12:34:42 AM »
In my opinion, you should add the determination of trace metals.

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