Handling waste rinsate associated with commercial pesticide application equipment

F. R. Beard, S. E. Poe, K. L. Farrell-Poe, H. M. Deer

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Abstract

The disposal of waste rinsate is a problem confronting commercial pesticide applicators. Environmental and legal issue must be addressed, and economic concerns continue to grow. In arid regions of the U.S. evaporation is a viable solution to reducing waste rinsate. This paper outlines recommendations for the construction of on-site facilities to assist in the collection and reduction of waste rinsate. A flat concrete pad with watertight curbing is recommended as the ideal facility for commercial applicators. Surface area as it relates to evaporation potential is discussed, and consideration is given to the variations in equipment boom width, nozzle discharge height and nozzle spray pattern.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPaper - American Society of Agricultural Engineers
Volume2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 ASAE Annual International Meeting. Part 1 (of 3) - Minneapolis, MN, USA
Duration: Aug 10 1997Aug 14 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)

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