Proposal of a LoRaWAN-based IoT System for Food Waste Management

Authors

  • Evjola Spaho Department of Electronics and Telecommunication, Polytechnic University of Tirana, Mother Teresa Square, No. 4, Tirana, Albania
  • Klodian Dhoska Department of Production and Management, Polytechnic University of Tirana, Mother Teresa Square, No. 4, Tirana, Albania

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15157/IJITIS.2020.3.3.474-479

Keywords:

LoRaWAN; IoT; Waste Management System; Compost; Sensor

Abstract

Waste management is one of the main concerns with our environment which impacts the health of our society. A significant amount of waste disposed by people are organic material. Kitchen wastes like food scraps disposed by families and restaurants, are becoming in large amounts and the natural capacity of the environment cannot assimilate them. Therefore, construction of waste management systems is needed. Internet of Things (IoT) and technological development can be used for different solutions in waste management. In this paper, we have proposed a low cost food waste management system, capable to convert food wastes to compost. To make the management system, safe, efficient, and less time consuming, we propose to use a LoRaWAN-based IoT approach.

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Published

2020-09-12

How to Cite

Spaho, E., & Dhoska, K. (2020). Proposal of a LoRaWAN-based IoT System for Food Waste Management. International Journal of Innovative Technology and Interdisciplinary Sciences, 3(3), 474–479. https://doi.org/10.15157/IJITIS.2020.3.3.474-479