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Texas State University, San Marcos (2020)

Design and Development of an Integrated Water System Combining Rainwater Harvesting System (RHS) and Atmospheric Water Generator (AWG)

Zohra, Fatema Tuz

Titre : Design and Development of an Integrated Water System Combining Rainwater Harvesting System (RHS) and Atmospheric Water Generator (AWG)

Auteur : Zohra, Fatema Tuz

Université de soutenance : Texas State University, San Marcos

Grade : Master of Science with a Major in Engineering 2020

Résumé partiel
The objective of this research is to design and develop a smart integrated water system that combines two off-grid freshwater resources- Rain Harvesting System (RHS) and Atmospheric Water Generator (AWG) to establish a potential solution to the problem of freshwater scarcity. A preliminary study and data analysis are carried out based on the local (San Marcos, TX) historical precipitation and atmospheric water generation data to figure out the suitability of the idea to integrate these two off-grid (independent from municipality water grid) water systems. A vertical farming unit in the Freeman Center, San Marcos, TX, is considered as a case study to implement and test this water system, and smart automation is introduced to meet the fitness of this farming unit. Later, water quality is tested to evaluate the fitness of this water to aid plant growth and good health. Finally, a suitable water storage tank capacity is determined for this integrated system based on the water demand pattern of two soilless farming units. This article explains the procedure, component modification, and construction strategy for data analysis, mechanical and electrical systems, network, and data logic design for the implementation of this integrated system. An experimental setup is established in the lab to test if the smart logic system for automation is working correctly with all the electrical components. Given the COVID-19 pandemic situation, fabrication/installation of related electrical and mechanical equipment onsite is not possible.

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