Development of an IoT Based Water Quality Monitoring Device for Domestic Fish Ponds

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Toju Esther Babalola
Abayomi Danlami Babalola
Adeomo Victor Goroti


This study focuses on developing an affordable IoT-based water quality monitoring system for domestic fish ponds. The system aims to enable remote monitoring of critical water parameters, offering real-time data access through mobile or web interfaces. It includes an alert system to notify the pond owners of any significant changes in water quality, allowing swift corrective action. The initiative stems from challenges faced by aquaculture farmers due to insufficient knowledge about water pH levels. Understanding pH's importance, especially within the optimal range of 6.5-9.0 for fish culture, is crucial for success. Tests conducted on the system's performance in detecting various pH levels across different pond environments demonstrated its reliability in identifying low and normal pH levels. However, anomalies were observed in detecting higher pH levels, indicating potential sensitivity limitations that need further investigation for system refinement. While the system excelled in detecting low and normal pH levels accurately, improvements are required for detecting higher pH thresholds to ensure comprehensive monitoring across diverse water conditions. This enhancement is crucial for effective fish pond management and reducing losses for aquaculture farmers.

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T. E. Babalola, A. D. Babalola, and A. V. Goroti, “Development of an IoT Based Water Quality Monitoring Device for Domestic Fish Ponds”, AJERD, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 82-90, Mar. 2024.


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