Designing a Low Cost Super Salinity Measuring Device for Soil and Water

Maricar, Irshad Fajar and Tunio, Saleem Qadir (2011) Designing a Low Cost Super Salinity Measuring Device for Soil and Water. [Citation Index Journal]

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As, salinity is the concentration of dissolved mineral, salts that are present in soil or water creates most severe problem in farming (agriculture crops) because some of the crops are sensitive to salt also in construction point of view, a land having salinity problem is not considered to be as good piece of land because the construction won’t be stable due to this salinity problem.
In this research a device named super salinity measuring device is brought up for determining the presence of salt in soil and water with respect to farming of a land, water treatment and construction. The main problems faced during this research are expensive and small range of depth salinity measure device. Hence author(s) designed this device with low cost with greater depth range and yet very accurate and precise.
The concept behind the salinity acquisition process is conducted with penetrating the device to the desired depth of measurement in the medium (water or soil) then the device will record and measure electrical conductivity values which will be converted into salinity values with using electric circuit attached in the device. The retrieved salinity and electrical conductivity values helps in conducting further actions required by the management with referring to provide salinity tolerance standard table for agriculture and water treatment. For the civil engineering usage, roughly estimation upon the salinity level against the metal are considered to be enough and applicable for field use.

Item Type: Citation Index Journal
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Departments / MOR / COE: Centre of Excellence > Centre of Excellence in Enhanced Oil Recovery
Depositing User: Mr. Saleem Qadir Tunio
Date Deposited: 30 May 2011 13:26
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2017 03:19

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