A smart city should adopt appropriate ways of sanitation. Building Cities with Smart Sanitation will not only bring smart technologies into sanitation systems but will also help in identifying the early signs of an outbreak of a disease.
Sanitation facilities play a major role in affecting the health conditions of people. Hence, Appropriate measures in sanitation are helpful in the well-being of people.
Basically, the concept of Smart Sanitation aims to improve the sanitation facilities with the help of technology. Specifically, the Internet of Things (IoT) has a major role in realizing this concept since it makes it possible to provide instantaneous knowledge about certain events that need immediate action,
Role of Internet of Things in Smart Sanitation
IoT technology undoubtedly enables smart sanitation possible in many ways. Some of the applications of IoT in Smart Sanitation are given below.
Smart Waste Management
Waste management is the key to keep the locality clean. In fact, IoT enables waste management in a smarter way. Specifically, IoT enabled Smart Bins can make it possible by employing sensors that can send notifications when the garbage is above a certain level. Hence, these smart bins can prevent the piling of garbage.
In fact, there are many startups that are already working for smart waste management and make it a resource. For instance, Citizengage is one such startup in Banglore that is helping communities by offering technological solutions.
Smart Waste Transport
IoT and smart sensors make the transportation of waste really efficient by reducing the cost of transportation. The sensors fitted in smart bins can send a notification to the connected trucks. Further, these connected trucks can optimize their routes for collecting waste.
Smart Waste Treatment
The treatment of waste works towards recycling by recovering the nutrient resources to convert it into fertilizer. Using technology to segregate different types of waste not only reduces the handling time but also reduces the health risks of workers.
Lastly, we can have smart toilets that can help to reduce the spread of many diseases. Basically, the sensor-enabled toilets enable flush without requiring any physical touch thereby enhancing hygiene. Moreover, smart toilets also help in preserving resources by consuming the right amount of water.
in fact, Fresh Rooms is a startup that is working towards improvement of public sanitation facilities using technology.
The proper hygiene and sanitation is a valuable component of Smart Cities. Sanitation makes a valuable component of smart cities. In conclusion, Building Cities with Smart Sanitation will make the overall process of handling waste more efficient and make the citizen’s life better.