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Memorias de investigación
Research Publications in journals:
The use of wind pumps for greenhouse microirrigation: a case study for tomato in Cuba.
Year:2012
Research Areas
  • Mathematics,
  • Natural sciences and health sciences,
  • Earth sciences,
  • Soil science
Information
Abstract
Crop irrigation is a major consumer of energy. Only a few countries are self-sufficient in conventional non-renewable energy sources. Fortunately, there are renewable ones, such as wind, which has experienced recent developments in the area of power generation. Wind pumps can play a vital role in irrigation projects in remote farms. A methodology based on daily estimation balance between water needs and water availability was used to evaluate the feasibility of the most economic windmill irrigation system. For this purpose, several factors were included: three-hourly wind velocity (W3 h, m/s), flow supplied by the wind pump as a function of the elevation height (H, m) and daily greenhouse evapotranspiration as a function of crop planting date. Monthly volumes of water required for irrigation (Dr, m3/ha) and in the water tank (Vd, m3), as well as the monthly irrigable area (Ar, ha), were estimated by cumulative deficit water budgeting taking in account these factors. An example is given illustrating the use of this methodology on tomato crop (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) under greenhouse at Ciego de Ávila, Cuba. In this case two different W3 h series (average and low wind year), three different H values and five tomato crop planting dates were considered. The results show that the optimum period of wind-pump driven irrigation is with crop plating in November, recommending a 5 m3 volume tank for cultivated areas around 0.2 ha when using wind pumps operating at 15 m of height elevation.
International
Si
JCR
Si
Title
Agricultural Water Management
ISBN
0378-3774
Impact factor JCR
1,998
Impact info
Datos JCR del año 2011
Volume
diciembre
.doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2012.10.024,
Journal number
From page
1
To page
10
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: M. Pellón
  • Autor: R. Sánchez
  • Autor: Ana Maria Tarquis Alfonso (UPM)
  • Autor: J.L. García
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Automatización en Señal y Comunicaciones (GASC)
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Estudios e Investigación para la Gestión de Riesgos Agrarios Medioambientales (CEIGRAM)
  • Departamento: Matemática Aplicada a la Ingeniería Agronómica
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