Controlling evaporation loss from water storages

Craig, Ian and Green, Andrew and Scobie, Michael and Schmidt, Erik (2005) Controlling evaporation loss from water storages. Technical Report. University of Southern Queensland, National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture, Toowoomba, Australia.

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Abstract

[Executive Summary]: Evaporation losses from on-farm storage can potentially be large, particularly in irrigation areas in northern New South Wales and Queensland where up to 40% of storage volume can be lost each year to evaporation. Reducing evaporation from a water storage would allow additional crop production, water trading or water for the environment. While theoretical research into evaporation from storages has previously been undertaken there has been little evaluation of current evaporation mitigation technologies (EMTs) on commercial sized water storages. This project was initiated by the Queensland Government Department of Natural Resources and Mines (NRM) with the express aim of addressing this gap in our knowledge. The report addressed i) assessment of the effectiveness of different EMT’s in reducing evaporation from commercial storages across a range of climate regions, ii) assessment of the practical and technical limitations of different evaporation control products, and iii) comparison of the economics of different EMT’s on water storages used for irrigation.


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Item Type: Report (Technical Report)
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: NCEA report.
Depositing User: Dr Ian Craig
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:12
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:46
Uncontrolled Keywords: evaporation mitigation technologies (EMT)
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0914 Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy > 091499 Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy not elsewhere classified
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090509 Water Resources Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: 1000580/1
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/2662

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