New angle-changing automatic sprinklers
Agricultural irrigation accounts for substantial water use. Analyses of the agricultural pressures on water quantity show that water scarcity is an increasing problem and the situation is expected to worsen with climate change. Despite sprinkler automated irrigation, challenges remain and the result is a big loss of water – more than a quarter of the fresh water needed – and an increasing carbon footprint from the fuel-powered motor pumps. The EU-funded ELEKTRORAIN project is developing a unique travelling rain-gun irrigation system that will reduce water loss. It is programmable and has an attached control mechanism to change speed and angle. This makes it possible to adjust so as to overcome water loss in borders and corners and avoid obstacles and navigate different field shapes and sizes.
Field of science
- /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
- /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/water management/irrigation
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