A scalable distribution system for the optimal application of evaporation-suppressant film to farm dams

Symes, Troy and Brink, Gavin (2010) A scalable distribution system for the optimal application of evaporation-suppressant film to farm dams. In: Australian Irrigation Conference and Exibition 2010: One Water Many Futures, 8-10 June 2010, Sydney, Australia.

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Abstract

Automated systems for the application of evaporation-suppressing films have been limited in their implementation and to date have not proved overly successful. Whilst this is in part due to the sub-optimal performance of currently available surface film products, it is also due in large measure to inaccuracies and/or inappropriate design in both application systems and particularly application strategies which are not capable of adapting to the prevailing environmental conditions. Therefore, a general-purpose distribution system comprising a Central Control Unit (CCU) communicating with multiple applicators has been developed to adaptively and spatially vary monolayer application rates according to changing conditions monitored on-site. This will form part of an autonomous electromechanical system for the optimal application and spreading of chemical monolayer.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Speech)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited with blanket permission of Irrigation Australia Ltd.
Depositing User: Mr Troy Symes
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2011 00:31
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2012 03:24
Uncontrolled Keywords: automatic monolayer applicator; farm dam 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): B Economic Development > 82 Plant Production and Plant Primary Products > 8202 Horticultural Crops > 820299 Horticultural Crops not elsewhere classified
B Economic Development > 82 Plant Production and Plant Primary Products > 8204 Summer Grains and Oilseeds > 820499 Summer Grains and Oilseeds not elsewhere classified
B Economic Development > 82 Plant Production and Plant Primary Products > 8203 Industrial Crops > 820301 Cotton
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/9013

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