Sensor based low cost agriculture monitoring system using polymeric hydrogel

M. Hasnat Kabir, Kumkum Ahmed, Hidemitsu Furukawa

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Polymeric superabsorbent hydrogels are a kind of gels, obtained by chemically synthesized with hydrophilic polymers in a form of 3Dnetwork structure. This hydrogels have been extensively used in agriculture over the last two decades as an absorbent. The aim of this work is to use the polymeric hydrogel for increasing the water holding properties of growing media such as soil and will develop a low cost system for monitoring. Two types of polymeric hydrogels were prepared and the swelling ratio was determined. Three times higher swelling ratio is observed at DMAA (90 wt%) than that of SMG (30 wt%) even though both samples have the same cross-linker (MBAA). The mechanical and swelling results suggest that the DMAA based hydrogel is suitable for agriculture. The sensor based monitoring system was developed which indicates the merit of the system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMicrofabricated and Nanofabricated Systems for MEMS/NEMS 12
EditorsP. Hesketh, J. W. Choi, S. D. Minteer, A. Khosla, S. Mitra, O. Tabata, R. I. Stefan-van Staden, P. Vanysek, N. Wu, S. J. Young, H. Furukawa, T. Mineta, F. Hirose
PublisherElectrochemical Society Inc.
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781607687344, 9781607687672, 9781607687689, 9781607687696, 9781607687702, 9781607687719, 9781607687726, 9781607687733, 9781607687740, 9781607687757, 9781607687771, 9781607687788, 9781607687795, 9781607687801, 9781607687818, 9781607687825, 9781607687832, 9781607687849, 9781607687856, 9781607687863, 9781607687887, 9781607687894, 9781607687900, 9781607687917, 9781607687924, 9781607687931, 9781607687948, 9781607687955, 9781607687962, 9781607687979, 9781607687986, 9781607687993, 9781607688006, 9781607688013, 9781607688020, 9781607688037
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventSymposium on Microfabricated and Nanofabricated Systems for MEMS/NEMS 12 - PRiME 2016/230th ECS Meeting - Honolulu, United States
Duration: 2016 Oct 22016 Oct 7

Publication series

NameECS Transactions
ISSN (Print)1938-6737
ISSN (Electronic)1938-5862


ConferenceSymposium on Microfabricated and Nanofabricated Systems for MEMS/NEMS 12 - PRiME 2016/230th ECS Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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