Sentinel Appliance for Water Quality Monitoring
The full article was originally published by George Lin on Medium. Read the full article here.
In Taiwan, a documentary through aerial photography in 2014 urged the situation to be changed. The success of “Beyond Beauty: Taiwan From Above” sparked a wave of domestic debates on firms’ illegal actions. Citizens with great indignation broke silence to join water monitoring.
Ironically, with more water pollution cases revealed, the dilemma in water monitoring is no longer hidden: the data reliability and real-time monitoring are still far from reality. Therefore, even if water pollution is awfully obvious, the water quality data could be all the while fine. The ridiculous situation happens repeatedly: waters is only clean as the Environmental Audit Committee visits. What’s worse, the vendors responsible for monitoring even assisted the black factories to forge instruments through tampering data.
Solutions to water pollution explode, toward firms themselves or the authorities. For example, Taiwan Citizens of the Earth calls for real-time discharge monitoring data and accessible audit process. However, taking into practice is not merely time-consuming or costly, but lacking the trust foundation.
Apart from the penalty and compensation policies, appeals of water monitoring long for general attendance, which implies the importance of trust building. Unfortunately, the challenges of trust building come from man-made mistakes, improper verification process, and tampering risks.
To achieve the goal, BiiLabs provides our partners with two types of service with one primary product. As a software startup, BiiLabs develops Sentinel for different a scenario to transport the recording data to the distributed ledgers, in order to confirm the transparency. In this era, transparency equals trust. And what BiiLabs does is to make sure the trust building work by distributed ledger technology (DLT), which is also known Blockchain.
Sentinel: BiiLabs Sentinel Appliance is helping enterprises and governments to monitor the water quality data by DLT. People could access the water quality data and trust the result, which is secured by the Sentinel Appliance.
In the case of water monitoring, BiiLabs focuses on the concept of proof of existence (PoE) to prevent data from being tampered. Here are our two services: