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Utilization of Irrigation Water Using Microcontroller

Jaswanti Dhiman1, Sukhwinder Singh2, Soni Dhiman3,

1Electrical Engineering, Chandigarh College of Engineering & Technology (CCET), Chandigarh, India

2Elec. & Electronics Communication, Chandigarh College of Engineering & Technology (CCET), Chandigarh, India

3Elec. & Electronics Communication, Panchkula Engineering College, Haryana, India

Automatic Control and Information Sciences. 2013, 1(1), 1-5. DOI: 10.12691/acis-1-1-1
Published online: August 25, 2017

Abstract

The scarcity of irrigation water in the Mediterranean area highlights the importance of optimizing its use. Protected culture reduces evapotranspiration, relative to open-air cultivation, contributing to improve the use of water. Increasing the water use efficiency, relative to other conventional irrigation methods, is one of the most relevant advantages of drip irrigation, if it is properly operated an adequate management of the drip system, frequently due to inaccurate irrigation water scheduling or drippers clogging and the subsequent reduction of the emission Uniformity, limits the potential advantage of the drip system. Information on the basis of points to achieve a successful management of the drip irrigation systems and to save water in protected cultivation, from a practical point of view, is included. In our work we have used solenoids to implement the concept of drip irrigation. The main problem that comes in drip irrigation is controlling of opening and closing of the supply of water. In our work we have used solenoids to control the opening and closing mechanism for drip irrigation. The use of the concept has shown the efficiency of better utilization of irrigation water has been increased by 90%.

Keywords:

microcontroller, solenoid control, humidity, temperature, soil moisture
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