Temperature and Humidity Control in Greenhouses in Desert Areas


Water consumption can be reduced by using a greenhouse for agriculture in desert areas. We analyzed the effect of control of ventilation, sprinkler water, and solar radiation shielding on changes of temperature and humidity in a greenhouse under various desert area conditions. We calculated the changes in temperature and humidity in a greenhouse for a whole day in four seasons, and the calculation results of water consumption with and without a greenhouse were compared. When ventilation, shielding, and sprinkler water were controlled under suitable conditions to grow orchids in a desert area, water consumption in July was only 7% of that without a greenhouse.

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Hirasawa, S. , Nakatsuka, M. , Masui, K. , Kawanami, T. and Shirai, K. (2014) Temperature and Humidity Control in Greenhouses in Desert Areas. Agricultural Sciences, 5, 1261-1268. doi: 10.4236/as.2014.513134.

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