Drip Irrigation: Technology, Management and Efficiency


Alfred H. Steele (Editor)

Series: Environmental Remediation Technologies, Regulations and Safety
BISAC: TEC003050

Although over two thirds of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, more than 97% is ocean water which is too salty for human use or even for irrigation. Consequently, the freshwater is only 3% and almost 1% of the available freshwater is liquid surface water that can be used directly by humans. The rest is groundwater and iced water. Yet still, freshwater is considered to be one of the most abundant resources on earth. In the agriculture sector only, more than two-thirds of the available freshwater is used for irrigation. This book focuses on the technology, management and efficiency of drip irrigation.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Environmental Conditions and Irrigation Practices Affect Citrus Water Use (pp. 1-22)
Kelly T. Morgan and Davie M. Kadyampakeni (University of Florida, Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, Immokalee, FL, USA)

Chapter 2 – Molecular Characterization of Biofilms Developing in Drip Irrigation Systems Operating with Reclaimed Water in Gran Canaria (Spain) (pp. 23-42)
Olga Sánchez, Laura Garrido, Luis Fernando Arencibia Aguilar, Jordi Mas and María del Pino Palacios-Díaz (Departament de Genètica i Microbiologia, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, Spain, and others)

Chapter 3 – Absorbent Polymers and Drip Irrigation: A Way of Controlling Irrigation Water (pp. 43-74)
Mohamed R. Berber and Inas H. Hafez (Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, and others)

Chapter 4 – Design of Clogging-free Uniform Emission Drip Irrigation System Using Microtubes (pp. 75-126)
Muhammed A. Bhuiyan and Amir Keshtgar (School of Civil, Environmental and Chemical Engineering, RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia)

Chapter 5 – Growth and Water Use Efficiency of a Multi-Varietal Drip Irrigated Olive (Olea europaea L.) Trees Cultivated in Northern Tunisia (pp. 127-156)
Masmoudi-Charfi Chiraz and Msallem Monji (Researchers, Ben Abdallah Sirine, Technical Collaborator, Olive Tree Institute, Tunisia)

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