UTILIZATION OF THE ENERGY BLANKET FOR EVAPORATIVE COOLING OF THE GREENHOUSE.

Gene A Giacomelli, M. S. Giniger, A. E. Krass

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Abstract

The ability to cool greenhouse air is essential in growing many warm weather greenhouse crops. Present methods, such as fan-and-pad cooling are lacking in both the amount of cooling at high humidity and the uniformity of distribution of cooled air within the greenhouse. One method, a wetted overhead energy-saving blanket, was devised and tested. The blanket (open weave, 55% shading) acted as an evaporative cooling surface when wetted by mist nozzles placed in the greenhouse attic above the blanket. Results have shown good uniformity as well as temperature reduction of up to 8 degree C.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPaper - American Society of Agricultural Engineers
PublisherASAE
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

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greenhouses
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crops
methodology
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Giacomelli, G. A., Giniger, M. S., & Krass, A. E. (1985). UTILIZATION OF THE ENERGY BLANKET FOR EVAPORATIVE COOLING OF THE GREENHOUSE. In Paper - American Society of Agricultural Engineers ASAE.

UTILIZATION OF THE ENERGY BLANKET FOR EVAPORATIVE COOLING OF THE GREENHOUSE. / Giacomelli, Gene A; Giniger, M. S.; Krass, A. E.

Paper - American Society of Agricultural Engineers. ASAE, 1985.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Giacomelli, GA, Giniger, MS & Krass, AE 1985, UTILIZATION OF THE ENERGY BLANKET FOR EVAPORATIVE COOLING OF THE GREENHOUSE. in Paper - American Society of Agricultural Engineers. ASAE.
Giacomelli GA, Giniger MS, Krass AE. UTILIZATION OF THE ENERGY BLANKET FOR EVAPORATIVE COOLING OF THE GREENHOUSE. In Paper - American Society of Agricultural Engineers. ASAE. 1985
Giacomelli, Gene A ; Giniger, M. S. ; Krass, A. E. / UTILIZATION OF THE ENERGY BLANKET FOR EVAPORATIVE COOLING OF THE GREENHOUSE. Paper - American Society of Agricultural Engineers. ASAE, 1985.
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