Determining operational requirements to optimise monolayer performance on a farm dam via a 'Universal Design Framework'

Brink, Gavin and Wandel, Andrew P. and Pittaway, Pam and Hancock, Nigel and Pather, Selvan (2010) Determining operational requirements to optimise monolayer performance on a farm dam via a 'Universal Design Framework'. In: Australian Irrigation Conference and Exibition 2010: One Water Many Futures, 8-10 June 2010, Sydney, Australia.

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Chemical monolayer films are potentially an economical low-impact means of reducing evaporative loss from farm water storages. However, their performance can be highly variable as they are affected by a number of complex site-specific, climatic and environmental variables. These include wind-induced effects such as surface drag, drift, volatilisation, submergence by waves and beaching on the lee shore, and biological degradation. All of which need careful consideration, simultaneously, to determine (1) what monolayer material/s to use; (2) the type of application system, its estimated performance and how to spatially arrange that system on-site; and (3) what application strategy to employ. These multiple influencing factors have been studied in detail and consolidated into a ‘Universal Design Framework’ (UDF) to aid decision-making in regards to the above, during planning, design and installation of a monolayer-based evaporation mitigation system.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Poster)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited with blanket permission of Irrigation Australia Ltd. This paper has been published as a poster (Editor Kelvin Montagu), Irrigation Australia Limited & CRC for Irrigation Futures, 8-10 June 2010, Sydney, Australia.
Depositing User: Mr Gavin Brink
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2010 05:06
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2014 06:25
Uncontrolled Keywords: water storages, monolayer, evaporation mitigation
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0999 Other Engineering > 099901 Agricultural Engineering
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0799 Other Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 079901 Agricultural Hydrology (Drainage, Flooding, Irrigation, Quality, etc.)
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): D Environment > 96 Environment > 9609 Land and Water Management > 960905 Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Water Management
D Environment > 96 Environment > 9611 Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water > 961103 Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Fresh, Ground and Surface Water Environments (excl. Urban and Industrial Use)
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/8238

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