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A SMART SOLUTION FOR A CIRCULAR ECONOMY

 A SMART SOLUTION FOR A CIRCULAR ECONOMY - IoT ONE Case Study
Technology Category
  • Analytics & Modeling - Edge Analytics
  • Application Infrastructure & Middleware - Data Visualization
  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) - Cloud Databases
Applicable Industries
  • Recycling & Waste Management
Applicable Functions
  • Facility Management
Use Cases
  • Smart Campus
The Challenge

A detailed study conducted by a student from Universidad Pontificia Comillas ICAI in Spain highlighted the need for ecologically safe and sustainable products. While recycling plays an important role in the circular economy, many consumers don’t recycle for a variety of reasons, including lack of space, inconveniently located recycling centers and collection containers, or distrust and/or disbelief in the recycling process. Organizations needed a model that made recycling easier and more accessible for everyone.

The Solution

The first step toward this new circular model of production and consumption is to transform waste into raw materials ready for production once again. This demands producers and consumers alike rise to the challenge. Consumers represent the starting point in this model, and by making the recycling process easier, companies can use waste as raw materials or reuse them directly. Altair® SmartWorks™ IoT provided all that was needed to quickly build scalable and secure web, mobile, and edge applications, that could then iterate fast to find product and market fit. In this project, it was essential to accelerate the IoT smart application development.

Thanks to the tools provided – developing, deploying, and monitoring automation at the edge is also simple for the container design. A set of modular services was used to customize such that the solution has the configuration needed for the backend application development process. Built-in access control offers the management mechanism to set authorization rules for every piece in the IoT platform, including the tools to control external access to the application, and provision security keys. Real-time data visualizations provide each user with a dashboard tailored to their requirements that shows only the data relevant to them.

Operational Impact
  • [Data Management - Data Access]

     It gives each user access to their recycling data, including accumulated rewards.

Quantitative Benefit
  • The Altair SmartWorks IoT solution helps people and organizations implement a circular economy that encompasses all stakeholders.

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