Advancing Sustainability Using ICT

The environmental issues we now face are believed to be the result of our social systems. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has the potential to help us better understand, monitor in read-time, and reduce our impact on the environment. AITIS Lab, in the Department of Engineering Science, is committed to utilize the engineering expertise and research activity of its faculty to initiate innovative and sustainable graduate and undergraduate projects to educate future environmentally responsible and skilled engineers. We work with local industries and organizations to provide sustainable engineering solutions. Click here to learn more about our research activities and ongoing projects .....more; / Main Page. Checkout our Calendar of Events.

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Remote Water/Power Monitoring

Average person in the United States consumes about 600 liters of water per day!  An average American household consumes 11,209 kWh per year. In fact, a US house hold uses three times more electricity for lighting, and twice as much in refrigerators than in the EU. Consider these: 1 in 8 people, nearly 900 million worldwide, lack safe drinking water; we can save up to 8 gallons of water a day simply by turning off the tap while we brush our teeth in the morning and at night (watch the water crisis!) In this project our objective is to design a simple monitoring system that can monitor our electricity and power consumption in real time. Various technologies can be considered to monitor water flow including sound and laser doppler velocimetry (LDV). 

Status: Pending
Sponsor: Pending