Greenhouse Technology for Controlled Environment

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Alpha Science Int'l Ltd., 2003 - Technology & Engineering - 544 pages
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A current and invaluable source for agricultural scientists, researchers, vegetable growers and professional entrepreneurs enabling them to understand the fundamentals of greenhouse technology applicable to vegetable production, crop drying, poultry farms, space heating etc. Imparts systematic information about the historical background, importance and reviews work in a global perspective. It provides design, construction, instrumentation and error analysis in greenhouse. The basic tools like knowledge of solar energy, solar fraction and heat transfer has also been elaborated upon, as well as different heating / cooling concepts used to control a favorable environment condition inside greenhouses, including information on constituents of inside environment, root media, various crop production, thermal modeling, energy analysis and economic aspects of greenhouse technology.
 

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Contents

Preface vii
1
ROOT MEDIA AND IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT
40
CONSTRUCTION AND INSTRUMENTSTION
78
REVIEW
135
Control
156
SOLAR RADIATION
162
SOLAR FRACTION FOR GREENHOUSE
196
ELEMENTS OF HEAT TRANSFER
226
ENERGY ANALYSIS FOR GREENHOUSE
373
GREENHOUSE CUM DRYER
388
OTHER APPLICATIONS
414
Appendix I
467
Appendix III
477
Appendix V
486
Appendix X
504
Appendix XII
516

STEADY STATE ANALYSIS OF GREENHOUSE
262
THERMAL MODELING OF GREENHOUSE
293
CROP PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT
332

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