IoT Based Waste Segregation System with ThingSpeak Control

K. Samba Siva Rao
2018 International Journal for Research in Applied Science and Engineering Technology  
Industries create large amounts of waste by their daily activities. Recycling the waste generated by industries benefits business as well as helps in keeping the environment safe and clean. In the recycling process, first the wastes have to be segregated according to the material type. It is difficult for the industries to segregate the waste. The existing technique of waste segregation segregates the waste according to their dry or wet nature and its metallic nature. The drawback of the
more » ... wback of the existing technique is that IoT implementation is not cost effective. In this work, magnetic metals like iron, nickel, cobalt, etc., nonmagnetic metals like aluminium, brass, etc., and other wastes like glass, plastic, papers etc., are segregated by using sensors. The conveyor belt is turned on manually after the waste is dropped on them. The sensors attached to the frame of conveyor belt detect the type of waste material. The detected wastes are separated from the other wastes and collected in the trash barrel, which is placed beneath the conveyor belt. Thus the wastes are segregated and collected in different barrels to make sure that the process of segregation is simple for the industries and further it can be recycled. The complete process is controlled by the Raspberry Pi. Further this work allows control through web server "ThingSpeak" and the operating status of the system (On and Off Status) is obtained as SMS and e-mail to the person concerned.
doi:10.22214/ijraset.2018.3520 fatcat:ycaucgzwqrh7nmpe6rn3ru7br4