AQUAMON Property of :Sankalpa Student Chapter WHY IS IT NECESSARY? Fish and plant grow in a symbiotic environment in an Aquaponic system. As a result waste is reduced, water and land usage is minimized, GHG emission is reduced and organic food source is obtained. Proper maintenance of aquaponic system is important for proper growth of fish and plant. Aquamon will serve this purpose. How does Aquamon help us? For proper growth plants require: a) Light, b) Water, c) Carbon di oxide, d) Nitrates (Nutrients) For proper growth fishes require: a) Food, b) Clean water, c) Oxygen. Water Quality Variables that need to be monitored for an Aquaponic system: a) Temperature, b) Dissolved oxygen, c) Total NH3, NO2, d) Alkalinity & pH, e) Hardness, f) Carbon dioxide Why Aquamon ? Reliable Accurate Round the clock State of the art Cheaper than competitors Web based Development Plan Version 1 – expected delivery date end June 2012 monitors Temperature, total NH3 & NO2, alkalinity - pH, Hardness Dissolved carbon dioxide of the water Aquamon: Hardware & Software A) Microcontroller, B) Sensors: i) pH, ii) CO2, iii) Temperature, iv) Ammonia & Nitrogen sensors. pH Sensor(DD011) Temperature Sensor CO2 Sensor (YSI 8500 ) (DS18B20) These components will be integrated together and the monitoring system monitors the Aquaponic system. Monitored data are stored in a database and will be displayed through a website. Users just need to log in. Price estimation & probable day of launch • Approximately would cost Rs. 15,000\- for ver 1 one time or through subscription model. Details need to be figured out • Available in end June 2012. Ready to market early July Updates Version 2 will feature dissolved Oxygen sensor Version 3 will have smartphone features. Iphone and android application to give users better and faster access to data on mobile phones.