BANTAY BRIEF ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUE VIA NETWORKING TECHNOLOGY FOR AQUACULTURE QUALITY

INTERNATIONAL

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  1. Angel Karl A. Gordo
  2. Merci Emmanuelle P. Ceniza
  3. Samantha Faye C. Salva

The Philipines

DESCRIPTION

The importance of the Fisheries industry in the Philippines is highlighted by the fact that as of 1995, the country ranked twelfth in the world. Aquaculture is a significant sector in the industry, producing 34.6% of the total fisheries production. Most aquaculture units are established in rural areas, hence making it difficult for them to be equipped with expensive aquaculture equipment and resorting to human-centered methods that arise complications with poor water quality detection. With this, Brief Assessment technique via Networking Technology for Aquaculture qualitY (BANTAY), an aquaculture monitoring device, was developed to record sensor readings and assess identified water parameters, which are intended to alert farmers during critical levels. The main components are the pH, temperature, and dissolve oxygen sensors interfaced to the Arduino Nano microcontroller. Readings are sent and recorded to the Raspberry Pi 3 B+ database, and when readings detect an abnormality, an alert will be done through a push notification app. The sensors were tested on actual aquaculture water samples from 3 sites and compared with a commercial device to test their precision and accuracy. The pH sensor yielded an average precision of 99.89% and an average accuracy of 94.40%. The temperature sensor yielded an average precision of 99.79% and average accuracy of 94.40%, and the DO sensor yielded an average precision of 96.09%. Overall, BANTAY is an innovative device developed with on-site monitoring capability that measures pH, temperature, and dissolved oxygen of high degree precision and accuracy and utilizes data transmission for aquaculture water quality.

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