Web of Water (WoW) is an innovation project supported by Fluid-o-Tech, international leader in the design and manufacture of pumps, valves, sensors and fluid management systems.
The project focuses on water quality and on the value that can be extracted from sharing water data, which arises from digitizing water. In its broader meaning, Web of Water aims at creating an interconnected network of nodes that share information on the water quality. The goal of the team was to realize this vision by investigating the possible fields of application of WoW through accurate benchmarking and developing a prototype solution in a specific area.
At the end, the commercial sector of coffee shops was selected, and three outputs were produced: a physical prototype for measuring water parameters, a digital platform for data sharing, and, not less important, a business model for this Internet of Things solution to work.
As an IoT project, from a technical point of view, it required multidisciplinary skills, and a research phase with the analysis of existing solutions in fields ranging from medicine to swimming pools and involving the study of stakeholders’ needs, water parameters and working business solutions for each industry.
Finally, Web of Water was applied to the commercial sector of coffee shops, with the aim of facilitating machine maintenance, improving coffee taste according to customer feedback and enabling new frontiers in the study of coffee quality.
Principal Academic Tutor
Claudio dell’Era, School of Management, Politecnico di Milano
Marco Agostino Deriu, DIMEAS, PoliTo
Michela Sperti, DIMEAS, PoliTo
Fabrizio Tessicini, Fluid-o-Tech
Diego Andreis, Fluid-o-Tech
Greta Barni, Fluid-o-Tech
Fabio Nappo, Fluid-o-Tech
Francesco Butera, Dolphin Fluidics
Gianluca Acutis, Industrial Production Engineering, Politecnico di Torino
Syed Arsalan Aijaz Bukhari, Computer Engineering, Politecnico di Torino
Akanksha Gupta, Design and Engineering, Politecnico di Milano
Martina Francella, Communication Design, Politecnico di Milano
Giulia Mescolini, Mathematical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano
Karolina Pieniazek, Architecture and Urban Design, Politecnico di Milano
Marco Scarzello, Cinema and Media Engineering, Politecnico di Torino
Pietro Segala, Electronics Engineering, Politecnico di Milano