FENBOT: India’s first USV for water survey and pollution tracking.

Robotic device to monitor river pollution. Assembled under a budget of ₹2 lakh ($3000), the remote-controlled boat has a built-in GPS Device for location tracking.


To help Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, students of Cochin College of Engineering and Technology & MES College of Engineering, Kerala launch first of its kind robotic device to monitor river pollution.

It can test the pollution level in rivers and can identify the source of the pollution in the water body.

It is rigid Catamaran Hull 240cm*103cm with a survey speed upto 6.5 Knots. The battery-run boat can provide details like water temperature, pH level, biological oxygen, chlorine and nitrogen demand through its testing.

Features of the boat

Assembled under a budget of ₹2 lakh ($3000), the remote-controlled unmanned boat has a built-in GPS Device for location tracking, a GSM module that can send SMSes to the authorities giving out a detailed report, and a camera for taking live photographs.

Boat components

The battery-run boat can provide details like water temperature, pH level, biological oxygen, chlorine and nitrogen demand through its testing. Great.

The boat can be used for

Real time water quality monitoring

3D Survey Mapping

Turbidity map

Temperature mapping

Chlorophyll mapping

Layer by Layer water monitoring



Watch this video to get all details

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAyyAwtdgcM

Extreme cases of pollution in river Ganga and Yamuna

  • Yamuna has become a garbage dump area with more than 57 % of Delhi’s waste thrown into it.
  • Only 55% of Delhi’s residents are connected to a proper sewerage system.
  • According to the CSE, around 80% of Yamuna’s pollution is due to raw sewage.
  • Ganga is considered to be the most polluted river in India.
  • Approximately 1 billion litres of raw, untreated sewage is dumped in Ganga regularly.
  • Ganga contains 60,000 faecal coliform bacteria per 100 ml, which is a threat to human health.

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