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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.

Project date

1 Jul 2018-30 Jun 2019
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Principal investigator

Greg Qiao

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Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC)

The Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC) delivers outcomes in cotton research, development and extension (RD&E) for the Australian …

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