ITexLi | 2021 | ISBN: 1839680768 9781839680762 183968075X 9781839680755 1839680806 9781839680809 | 165 Pages | PDF | 23 MB
This book is an attempt to explore several profound questions such as how digital technology and simulation models have saved energy in commercial greenhouses, and why growers prefer LPWAN sensors and IoT monitoring devices over the traditional timer-based controllers
Modern greenhouse technology has revolutionized the food supply chain scenario over the past 40 years. Closed-field cultivation by means of agri-cubes, plant factories, vertical farming structures, androof-top solar greenhouses has become the backbone of sustainable agriculture for producing all-year-round fresh fruits and vegetables.
How artificial intelligence is capable of performing microclimate prediction and control, and what considerations should be taken into account for implementing desiccant evaporative cooling systems? With case-study examples and field experiments, each chapter highlights some of the most recent solutions and adaptation strategies toward improving the efficiency and sustainability of closed-field crop production systems.
1. Greenhouse Automation Using Wireless Sensors and IoT Instruments Integrated with Artificial Intelligence
2. Temperature and Humidity Control for the Next Generation Greenhouses: Overview of Desiccant and Evaporative Cooling Systems
3. The Canadian Integrated Northern Greenhouse: A Hybrid Solution for Food Security
4. Radiation Exchange at Greenhouse Tilted Surfaces under All-Sky Conditions
5. Greenhouse Requirements for Soilless Crop Production: Challenges and Prospects for Plant Factories
6. Greenhouse Crop Simulation Models and Microclimate Control Systems, A Review
7. Combating Greenhouse Effects through Biomass Gasification: A Focus on Kinetic Modeling of Combustion and Gasification Zones
8. Design and Evaluation of an Automated Monitoring and Control System for Greenhouse Crop Production