State of the art of evapotranspiration models for plant cultivation in open fields, greenhouse systems and plant factories

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Title: State of the art of evapotranspiration models for plant cultivation in open fields, greenhouse systems and plant factories
Authors: Arcasi, A
Mastrullo, R
Mauro, AW
Pantaleo, AM
Item Type: Conference Paper
Abstract: The scarcity of water, the need to reduce of pesticides, the demand for on-site production of vegetables are moving the interest from greenhouse cultivation to indoor farming. Compared to greenhouses, indoor farms allow to reduce considerably the water consumption, requiring more energy, which could be provided by renewable sources. In order to assess the convenience of such a system, accurate preliminary calculations are needed for productivity, energy requirements and costs as a function of the type of cultivation and the operating conditions. While some knowledge (e.g. production rate or cooling system performance) are available from open literature, some specific predictive methods are required. Based on the few works available in literature about indoor farming, evapotranspiration rate resulted as a critical term. An assessment of different methods based on literature data with a critical analysis of their effectiveness based on several aspects (level of fidelity of the model, complexity in the calibration and use, potential strengths and weaknesses) is proposed in this work.
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2022
Date of Acceptance: 1-Sep-2022
DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/2385/1/012002
ISSN: 1742-6588
Publisher: IOP Publishing
Start Page: 1
End Page: 8
Journal / Book Title: Journal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume: 2385
Issue: 1
Copyright Statement: © The Author(s). Content from this work may be used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 licence. Any further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the title of the work, journal citation and DOI.
Conference Name: ATI Annual Congress
Publication Status: Published
Start Date: 2022-09-11
Finish Date: 2022-09-14
Conference Place: Bari, Italy
Online Publication Date: 2022-09-04
Appears in Collections:Chemical Engineering

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