Integrated technologies for solid waste bin monitoring system

Maher Arebey, M. A. Hannan, Hassan Basri, R. A. Begum, Huda Abdullah

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The integration of communication technologies such as radio frequency identification (RFID), global positioning system (GPS), general packet radio system (GPRS), and geographic information system (GIS) with a camera are constructed for solid waste monitoring system. The aim is to improve the way of responding to customer's inquiry and emergency cases and estimate the solid waste amount without any involvement of the truck driver. The proposed system consists of RFID tag mounted on the bin, RFID reader as in truck, GPRS/GSM as web server, and GIS as map server, database server, and control server. The tracking devices mounted in the trucks collect location information in real time via the GPS. This information is transferred continuously through GPRS to a central database. The users are able to view the current location of each truck in the collection stage via a web-based application and thereby manage the fleet. The trucks positions and trash bin information are displayed on a digital map, which is made available by a map server. Thus, the solid waste of the bin and the truck are being monitored using the developed system. © 2010 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)399-408
Number of pages358
JournalEnvironmental Monitoring and Assessment
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jun 2011
Externally publishedYes


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