Optimising the design, installation and operation of a monolayer application system on a farm dam via a 'Universal Design Framework'

Brink, Gavin and Wandel, Andrew and Pittaway, Pam and Hancock, Nigel and Schmidt, Erik (2011) Optimising the design, installation and operation of a monolayer application system on a farm dam via a 'Universal Design Framework'. In: Irrigation 2011: New Horizons, Fresh Ideas Regional Conference and Exhibition, 22-25 Aug 2011, Launceston, Australia.

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Abstract

Monolayer technologies can potentially provide a cost effective solution for reducing evaporation losses from farm dams. As every dam will have it's own set of environmental characteristics and user requirements, this needs to be considered holistically in order to determine a suitable monolayer material, application system and application strategy. Hence, a Universal Design Framework (UDF) was developed to enable this approach and to optimise the evaporation suppressing performance of monolayer. This paper details the UDF approach.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited with blanket permission of Irrigation Australia Ltd.
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2012 05:28
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2014 07:42
Uncontrolled Keywords: evaporation; farm dams; water storage; losses; monolayers
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140201 Agricultural Economics
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0799 Other Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 079901 Agricultural Hydrology (Drainage, Flooding, Irrigation, Quality, etc.)
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090509 Water Resources Engineering
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): D Environment > 96 Environment > 9609 Land and Water Management > 960905 Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Water Management
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/21352

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