A Cost-effective Fish Pond Monitoring and Warning System Using Thermal Probe

Joy Carpio (University of California Berkeley, USA & National University (NU), Philippines); Alexa Ray Fernando (National University, Philippines); Chester Dizon and Joseph Nalunat (National University (NU), Philippines); Jeck Alexis Jurado, Cienne Mae Valerio, John Caleb T BaƱares and Saira Jane Bayang (National University, Philippines); Jethro Marasigan (National University (NU), Philippines)

"Fishes, shrimps, crabs, eels adrift along Pampanga River" this is just one of the headlines about fish kill here in our country. This phenomenon, commonly experienced by fish farmer pursuing fish farming in freshwater and coastal areas, was suddenly manifested at an unexpected scale that it leaves us questioning what went wrong and why it happened. In this study, the proponents developed a system that will continuously monitor the dissolved oxygen level through the use of a thermal probe, toassess as whether the fish pond is still safe or not for the aquatic lives in it. An equation used to approximate oxygen level using temperature was obtained. Warning system was also produces as part of the system to notify fish farmer of the sloping downwardquality of the fish pond water, and another warning when the level of the dissolved oxygen in the fish pond is already reaching the threshold. Validation of the system is done by comparing the response of the oxygen meter, which is too expensive, and the proposed system using thermal probe.

Journal: International Journal of Simulation: Systems, Science and Technology IJSSST V19

Published: Jun 30, 2018

DOI: 10.5013/IJSSST.a.19.03.14