Agricultural Water Quality Control System Methods

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An investigation into the effectivity of Split Range and On/Off control strategies as means of fluid control in the mixing of two input sources in an agricultural setting. The inputs are simulated to match the expected inputs found in agricultural settings particularly semi-arid regions which rely on groundwater as a supplementary water source particularly in times of drought. This groundwater is typically higher in salts which can be harmful to crops, these are quantified by electrical conductivity. The research therefore investigates the effectively of the described control algorithms to dilute this groundwater with the less saline water, typically found in the surface water conventionally utilised in agriculture, to create a mixture of a qualitv which is suitable for irrigation use.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Electrical, Computer and Energy Technologies, ICECET 2023
Number of pages5
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherIEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Publication date17.11.2023
Article number10389422
ISBN (Print)979-8-3503-2782-3
ISBN (Electronic)979-8-3503-2781-6
Publication statusPublished - 17.11.2023
Event2023 International Conference on Electrical, Computer and Energy Technologies (ICECET) - Radisson RED Cape Town V&A Waterfront Hotel, Kapstadt, South Africa
Duration: 16.11.202317.11.2023
Conference number: 3

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    Research areas

  • Electrical Conductivity, Irrigation Quality, On/Off control, Split-Range Control, Water Quality Control System
  • Engineering