Silt, particularly on construction sites, is a pollutant largely arising from the erosion of exposed soils by surface water runoff. The biggest concern silt brings is it’s the potential of it filtering into the water supply.
To manage this silt traps are created to capture the pollutant in a controllable area. Silt Control companies visit construction sites to pour a chloride chemical into the traps allowing the pollutant to rise to the top and therefore be eliminated. For silt control companies managing this is a logistic nightmare for example when and what sites need to be tended to and when. With numerous variables like rain, catchment area and surface solubility the risk of over/under dosing it large.
Double Yolk helped SCS develop a mobile app that controls a series of IOT dose devices that are deployed direct to sites. The solar powered devices measure rainfall events and dose accordingly sending real time alerts to the project managers.