Factors affecting greenhouse microclimate and its regulating techniques: a review

Li, G., Tang, L., Zhang, X., Dong, J. and Xiao, M. (2018) Factors affecting greenhouse microclimate and its regulating techniques: a review. In: 8th International Conference on Environment Science and Engineering (ICESE 2018), 11–13 March 2018, Barcelona, Spain.

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This paper reviews factors affecting greenhouse microclimate and its regulating techniques towards upgrading the greenhouse applications in the area of southeast China which have little or very basic technology integration. The microclimate of greenhouse is apparently influenced by the shape and its orientation, the wind direction, the property of covering material, and the use of insect-proof screen as they eventually affect the total solar radiation, the thermal characterises, and the flow pattern inside. The natural ventilation and sun block are the most common method to cool the greenhouse, but more efficient evaporative cooling such as pad-fan system, misting/fogging system and roof sprinkler are required with extreme temperatures. The earth to air heat exchanger and the heat storage using phase change material may be used for heating or cooling throughout the year which are more economic and energy-saving than other traditional thermal technologies. The reviewed knowledge provides insights into upgrading greenhouse applications in Ningbo area towards more sustainable and efficient greenhouse farming.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Published in: IOP Conference series: Earth and Environmental Science, v. 167, conference 1, 012019
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham Ningbo China > Faculty of Science and Engineering > Department of Architecture and Built Environment
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/167/1/012019
Depositing User: Zhou, Elsie
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2018 09:38
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2018 09:38
URI: https://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/53364

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