Drip irrigation emitter clogging in Dutch greenhouses as affected by methane and organic acids

C. de Kreij, A.M.M. van der Burg, W.T. Runia

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    Abstract

    It is believed that the serious clogging of drip irrigation emitters in the Dutch greenhouse industry is caused by methane-oxidising bacteria and/or organic acids used as anti-clogging agents. In this study greenhouses with moderate to severe emitter clogging have been examined. High methane concentrations-up to 69mg/l-were found both in ground water (GW) and in the water from reverse osmosis (RO); however, in the fertiliser-mixing tanks (MTs), methane concentrations were
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)73-85
    JournalAgricultural Water Management
    Volume60
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2003

    Keywords

    • drip/trickle irrigation
    • water-quality

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