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

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Symes, Troy and Brink, Gavin. 2010. "A scalable distribution system for the optimal application of evaporation-suppressant film to farm dams." Montagu, Kelvin (ed.) Australian Irrigation Conference and Exibition 2010: One Water Many Futures. Sydney, Australia 08 - 10 Jun 2010 Sydney, Australia.
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A scalable distribution system for the optimal application of evaporation-suppressant film to farm dams

Presentation TypePresentation
AuthorsSymes, Troy (Author) and Brink, Gavin (Author)
EditorsMontagu, Kelvin
Journal or Proceedings TitleAustralian Irrigation Conference and Exibition 2010: Proceedings
Number of Pages27
Year2010
Place of PublicationSydney, Australia
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://www.irrigation.org.au/assets/pages/451785C8-AC48-2ADC-8544368BEA8AAAE4/A%20Scalable%20Distribution%20System%20-%20T%20Symes%20%26%20G%20Brink%20at%201140%20.pdf
Conference/EventAustralian Irrigation Conference and Exibition 2010: One Water Many Futures
Event Details
Australian Irrigation Conference and Exibition 2010: One Water Many Futures
Event Date
08 to end of 10 Jun 2010
Event Location
Sydney, Australia
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.

Keywordsautomatic monolayer applicator; farm dam evaporation mitigation
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020409901. Agricultural engineering
300201. Agricultural hydrology
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