A Solution for Water Factories in Vietnam using Automatic Meter Reading Technology

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Vu Chien Thang 1,*

1. Faculty of Electronics and Communications Technology, University of Information and Communications Technology, Thai Nguyen, 250000, Viet Nam

* Corresponding author.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijcnis.2018.08.05

Received: 21 Mar. 2018 / Revised: 1 May 2018 / Accepted: 22 Jun. 2018 / Published: 8 Aug. 2018

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Smart water meter, water quality meter, smart water sensor, the solution for water factory


A solution for water factories in Vietnam using automatic meter reading technology is proposed in this paper. The water meters and water quality meters for water factories in Vietnam have been designed and prototyped. Water meters differ from conventional meters in that they record the water consumption and communicate that information back to the water suppliers for monitoring and billing without the need for manual readings. Water quality meters monitor multiple parameters relating to water quality such as pH, electro-conductivity, temperature, etc., and transmit these parameters to a server via GPRS network. Therefore, customers and water suppliers can monitor the water consumption, water quality parameters from anywhere via the Internet. This project has been conducted in a water factory located in Thai Nguyen Province, Vietnam. The results have shown that the consideration of this solution has been operated well in the real condition in Vietnam.

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Vu Chien Thang, "A Solution for Water Factories in Vietnam using Automatic Meter Reading Technology", International Journal of Computer Network and Information Security(IJCNIS), Vol.10, No.8, pp.44-50, 2018. DOI:10.5815/ijcnis.2018.08.05


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