Designing an Automatic Water Pump for Household and Small Scale Industries

Date
2020
Authors
Denkyi, Alexander
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Ashesi University
Abstract
Water plays an important role in our daily lives and also the scarcity of it increasing. Most countries in Africa are facing this kind of problem. Most countries in Africa are facing this kind of problem due to mismanagement and a high illiteracy rate. People are mostly busy and ignorant that they forget to turn off the pump motor when the overhead tank is full. The overhead tank then overflows. Water and power are wasted in this process. This paper presents a solution to this problem. An automatic water pump system is designed to monitor the water level of the water tank and turn the pump on and off due to the water pump level. Also, a water level indicator is built to show the status of the tank to the user. The system consists of three sensors. Two of the sensors are placed at the maximum and minimum levels, respectively. When the sensor does not touch the water at the minimum level, the pump turns ON and turns OFF when the water touches the sensor at the maximum level. The system consists of a CD4001BP which performs the logical operation for the pump to turn ON and OFF.
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Capstone Project submitted to the Department of Engineering, Ashesi University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, May 2020
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Denkyi, A. K. (2020). Designing an Automatic Water Pump for Household and Small Scale Industries. Ashesi University, Berekuso. 48pgs.