Antileaks: A device for detection and discontinuation of leakages in domestic water supply systems

Gal Oren • Nerya Stroh

Published online on November 8th, 2012

Abstract

Water losses in supply systems create difficult problems to water economy. The currently available approaches to this problem are inadequate and do not provide a comprehensive solution. The device built in this project is designed to detect leakages in water systems and stop them. First, the system analyzes based on a mathematical model the consumer’s average water consumption over a period of time. Then, the system keeps measuring and analyzing the water consumption in real time. In case it detects a great deviation from the average or steady water consumption over a period of time, it alerts the consumer by cellular communication – and if necessary disconnects the leaking system from the water supplier. Additionally, the system can send data about the consumption to a nearby computer by wireless communication.

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About the authors

Gal Oren was born on July 7th 1991 in Israel. Graduate from “Torah & Science” Yeshiva High school at Institute Lev – Jerusalem College of Technology. He is an experienced writer and editor in the Hebrew Wikipedia, a literary critic in the literature supplement Shabath of Makor Rishon newspaper and published studies in literary journals. Among the awards he received includes the Zalman Shazar History Prize (2009) and a commendation of the President of Israel for an original study in the field of Political Sciences (2010); The Stockholm Junior Water Prize in Israel (2010) and an award from the Swedish crown at World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden (2010), First prize in technology field at the National Young Scientist and Engineers Competition in Israel (2011), the Intel Prize at the European Union Contest for Young Scientist and Engineers in Helsinki, Finland (2011), the Third grand award in environmental management category and the Third special award in sustainable water management category at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the United States (2012).

Nerya Stroh was born on September 5th 1991 in Israel. Graduate from “Torah & Science” Yeshiva High school at Institute Lev – Jerusalem College of Technology. Among the awards he received includes the Stockholm Junior Water Prize in Israel (2010) and an award from the Swedish crown at World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden (2010), First prize in technology field at the National Young Scientist and Engineers Competition in Israel (2011), the Intel Prize at the European Union Contest for Young Scientist and Engineers in Helsinki, Finland (2011), the Third grand award in environmental management category and the Third special award in sustainable water management category at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the United States (2012).

Cite as
Oren, G. and Stroh, N. (2012). Antileaks: A device for detection and discontinuation of leakages in domestic water supply systems. European Journal for Young Scientists and Engineers, 1(1), 37–51.