Researchers develop AI-based system to detect arsenic air pollution

Kolkata, September 16

Researchers from IIT-Kharagpur have developed a synthetic intelligence-based prediction mannequin for detecting arsenic air pollution in consuming water, an official stated on Wednesday.

The researchers have mapped the excessive and low arsenic zones throughout all the Gangetic delta utilizing synthetic intelligence (AI) and the variety of individuals uncovered, IIT-Kharagpur spokesperson stated.

This research has been lately printed within the worldwide journal ‘Science of The Total Environment’.

“Our AI models predict the occurrence of high arsenic in groundwater across more than half of the Ganges river delta, covering more than 25 per cent area in each of the 19 out of 25 administrative zones in West Bengal,” one of many authors of the paper and analysis scholar Madhumita Chakraborty stated.

While the predictive mannequin framework would show to be important sometimes for the identification of consuming water sources in arsenic affected areas of West Bengal, it will also be utilized in different elements of the nation, that are affected by extreme groundwater pollution, the researchers stated.

“Eventually, all this data kinds the baseline information for the lately initiated ‘Jal Jeevan Mission’ of the Government of India.

“The mission is based on providing safe drinking water to every household of the country within 2024 and the outcome of this research helps in providing information for the location of safe groundwater, which is the primary source of drinking water for most of India,” analysis workforce chief Prof Abhijit Mukherjee, IIT Kharagpur’s Department of Geology and Geophysics, stated.

The researchers have used AI algorithms on environmental and geological and human utilization parameters.

“Such successful use of artificial intelligence in geoscience enables us to find answers and build prima-facie understanding before further detailed field-based investigation or validation,” Mukherjee stated.

However, such regional-scale fashions don’t utterly get rid of the necessity for subject investigation in lots of instances; particularly for groundwater contaminants like arsenic which is understood to exhibit well-to-well variability in focus, he added. PTI

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