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Issue

Water pollution

Damage to nature and environment caused by pollution of water.

A lot of surface water has insufficient quality. This can occur very locally and the investigation to determine where water is clean and where it is polluted is expensive and time-consuming.

Solution

DeMa-balls

By using a drone equipped with smart cameras, it is possible to determine local water quality from the air. When a zone with insufficient water quality is detected, the drone can release balls. These balls are made of bio-plastic and consist of elements which improve the water quality instantly.

Pros

  • The method is very cost-effective because action can be taken instantly.

Characteristics

  1. Topic Water and IT
  2. Development state 4: Component and/or breadboard validation in laboratory environment
  3. Setting type Lake area
  4. Water type Surface water

Submitted innovation Award

Water Innovation Award
2016