Energy Systems and Applications in Agriculture

Edited by
August 2022
224 pages
  • ISBN978-3-0365-5008-4 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-0365-5007-7 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Energy Systems and Applications in Agriculture that was published in

Chemistry & Materials Science
Environmental & Earth Sciences
Physical Sciences

Agriculture, as a production-oriented sector, entails energy as a substantial input by which global food security is ensured. Agricultural systems require energy for farm machinery and equipment; lighting; heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC); food processing and preservation; fertilizer and chemical production; and water/wastewater treatment/application. Increasing agriculture mechanization mitigates conventional energy reserves that escalate greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.This book aims to offer energy-efficient and/or environment-friendly ways for the agriculture sector to achieve the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals. The book provides cutting-edge research on next-generation agricultural technologies and applications to develop a sustainable solution for modern greenhouses, temperature/humidity control in agriculture, farm storage and drying, crop water requirements, agricultural built environment, and wastewater treatment.

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mercury ion; corn cob; activated carbon; adsorption; greenhouse energy modeling; renewable energy; energy-saving screen; greenhouse microclimate control; cantaloupe; improvement potential; energy efficiency; exergy; ANN; ANFIS; cereal production; crop rotation; energy analysis; DEA; CO2 emissions; Chinese solar greenhouse; thermal model; north wall; cold regions; heating requirement; pyrolysis; date palm waste; techno-economic; fluidized bed reactor; biofuels; solar cooling; post-harvest food losses; decentralized food storage; cooling pads; agriculture; CROPWAT; irrigation management; crop water requirement; hybrid renewable energy; techno-economic optimization; net present cost; HOMER Pro®; membrane energy recovery ventilator; energy recovery potential; Maisotsenko cycle evaporative cooling; building air-conditioning; human thermal comfort; Pakistan; wastewater treatment; biological process; aerobic process; attached growth; biofilm; rotating biological contactor