WIT Press


Measured Irrigation: A Significant Development In Water Efficient Irrigation

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WRM130051

Volume

171

Pages

10

Page Range

49 - 58

Published

2013

Size

1,980 kb

Author(s)

B. Omodei

Abstract

This paper introduces a new method or irrigation called Measured Irrigation whereby one decides in advance the volume of water emitted from each emitter in each sector during the irrigation event. The volume emitted is independent of the pressure and independent of the length of the irrigation event. Measured Irrigation is gravity fed and may be unpowered or powered. A powered system may be automated and may be powered by a solar panel. Results are presented for trials designed to test the accuracy and uniformity of the volumes emitted. Keywords: irrigation systems, unpressurised, gravity feed, solar panel.

Keywords

Keywords: irrigation systems, unpressurised, gravity feed, solar panel.