Evaporation mitigation solutions for Australian cotton farm water storages
Evaporation losses from farm water storages are the major loss of water on cotton farms. Monolayer technology involving ultra-thin monolayers spread out across the water’s surface has been explored as a mitigation solution, but current commercial products have low performance, are readily disrupted by wind, and need to be frequently reapplied. This project aims to develop and demonstrate the effectiveness of a new generation of monolayer materials and associated engineering solutions which provide increased resistance to wind (>3 m/s) than existing monolayers thereby enabling greater savings. If successful, the water savings from large on-farm storages could be substantial.
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