Work place: Department of Mechatronics Engineering, Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja Nigeria
Research Interests: Cloud Computing, Network Security
Opeyemi Osanaiye is received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria, in 2007, a master’s degree in telecommunications engineering from the University of Sunderland, U.K., in 2011, and a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, in 2016. He is a Senior Lecturer and Head of Department at the Mechatronics Engineering Department, Nile University of Nigeria. His research interests include computer networks, cloud computing, wireless sensor network, fog computing, network security, voice-over-internet protocol technology, and cloud computing security. He is a registered COREN member and a member of IEEE.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijisa.2023.05.01, Pub. Date: 8 Oct. 2023
Water supply infrastructure operational efficiency has a direct impact on the quantity of portable water available to end users. It is commonplace to find water supply infrastructure in a declining operational state in rural and some urban centers in developing countries. Maintenance issues result in unabated wastage and shortage of supply to users. This work proposes a cost-effective solution to the problem of water distribution losses using a Microcontroller-based digital control method and Machine Learning (ML) to forecast and manage portable water production and system maintenance. A fundamental concept of hydrostatic pressure equilibrium was used for the detection and control of leakages from pipeline segments. The results obtained from the analysis of collated data show a linear direct relationship between water distribution loss and production quantity; an inverse relationship between Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) and yearly failure rates, which are the key problem factors affecting water supply efficiency and availability. Results from the prototype system test show water supply efficiency of 99% as distribution loss was reduced to 1% due to Line Control Unit (LCU) installed on the prototype pipeline. Hydrostatic pressure equilibrium being used as the logic criteria for leak detection and control indeed proved potent for significant efficiency improvement in the water supply infrastructure.[...] Read more.
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