e-Infrastructure and e-Services. 7th International Conference, AFRICOMM 2015, Cotonou, Benin, December 15-16, 2015, Revised Selected Papers

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Are the Days of Field-to-Laboratory Analysis Gone? Effects of Ubiquitous Environmental River Water Quality Assessment

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-43696-8_16,
        author={K. Makojoa and Isaac Osunmakinde},
        title={Are the Days of Field-to-Laboratory Analysis Gone? Effects of Ubiquitous Environmental River Water Quality Assessment},
        proceedings={e-Infrastructure and e-Services. 7th International Conference, AFRICOMM 2015, Cotonou, Benin, December 15-16, 2015, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={AFRICOMM},
        year={2017},
        month={1},
        keywords={Framework E-Services Environment Ubiquitous network PSO Water quality Fuzzy Developing country},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-43696-8_16}
    }
    
  • K. Makojoa
    Isaac Osunmakinde
    Year: 2017
    Are the Days of Field-to-Laboratory Analysis Gone? Effects of Ubiquitous Environmental River Water Quality Assessment
    AFRICOMM
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-43696-8_16
K. Makojoa1,*, Isaac Osunmakinde1,*
  • 1: University of South Africa
*Contact email: 44170637@mylife.unisa.ac.za, osunmio@unisa.ac.za

Abstract

As the human population growth and industry pressure in most developing countries continue to increase, effective water quality assessment has become critical for river waters. A major challenge, however, faced in water quality assessment is the process of data capturing and chemical laboratory approaches, which could be expensive and time consuming. This work develops ubiquitous particle swarm optimization (PSO) made-easy framework for mobile networks. The framework experimentally assesses water health status of Southern Africa river waters. Simulation results show that the proposed framework is able to obtain good results with economical solution when compared with assessment results obtained by the state of the art.