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A Unique Technique for Solid Waste Segregation

Journal: International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (Vol.3, No. 5)

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Page : 604-607

Keywords : Electronics & Communication Engineering; Microcontroller; Conveyor belt; Electro-magnet; Sensor;

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The rising population of India poses serious threats with regard to the availability of living space, utilization of natural resources and raw materials, education and employment, another serious peril that follows is the escalating amount of waste generated each minute by an individual. One such problem is solid waste management which in addition to disturbing the balance of environment also has adverse effect on health of the society. Effective waste management is one of the major problems of the present era. The segregation, handling, transportation and disposal of waste are to be properly managed so as to minimize the risk to the environment. Waste segregator comprises of IR sensor to detect the waste or objects that are present on the conveyor belt. The IR sensor conveys the data to the micro controller, and then the microcontroller initiates the driver circuit. The function of the driver circuit is to convert the low current signal to high current signal. This high current signal is then given to the motor which makes the motor to rotate in clockwise and anticlockwise direction, resulting in the movement of conveyor belt. Conveyor belt start moving, when the waste on the conveyor belt reaches the blower section, the conveyor belt stop to a particular duration of time, during that time blower is turned on, which makes the dry waste to blow off and fall into the bin. Once the dry waste is removed, again when it reaches the metallic section, again conveyor belt is stops. Once the conveyor belt stops, the microcontroller initiates the motor to rotate in a particular angle and provides power supply to the electro magnet. The electro magnet attracts the metal particles objects that are present in the mixed waste. Mahesh Kumar A S | Rajesh A S "A Unique Technique for Solid Waste Segregation" Published in International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (ijtsrd), ISSN: 2456-6470, Volume-3 | Issue-5 , August 2019, URL: URL:

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