14 May 2019
Survey of Suspended Solids in Irrigation Water of Ornamental Plant Nurseries and Effects of Filtration
Jinsheng Huang and Paul Fisher (University of Florida)
Filtration to remove suspended particles can be a significant investment for greenhouse and nursery business, especially when irrigating with recirculated or surface water sources. Filtration to remove particles from irrigation water is a key first step underlying other aspects of water treatment, to remove pathogen spores, material that can clog irrigation lines, and reduce demand for sanitizing chemicals. Objectives for this research included characterizing the particle size distribution and amount of suspended solids in irrigation water sources from a survey of plant nurseries, before and after filtration.
Read the complete research article or read a brief summary:
Suspended Solids in Irrigation Water Summary (21 KB)
24 Oct 2017
2017 California Nursery Conference: Conclusion
Brett Cregg (Michigan State University), Paul Fisher (University of Florida), Sarah White (Clemson University), Charlie Hall (Texas A&M), and Bruno Pitton, Darren Haver, Grant Johnson, Loren Oki (University of California)
This conference, held on July 27, 2017 in Irvine, CA, focused on Water Management in Nursery and Greenhouse Production. The Clean WateR3 team presented their research studies. The conclusion of the conference dealt with recycling water: economics, monitoring quality, managemet of nutrients and agrichemicals, and pathogens and biofilm. The topics covered are:
3-1ImpactsRecycledWateronPlantPhysiologyandgrowth (1175 KB)
3-2BiofilmManagement (3947 KB)
3-3BiologicalTreatmentofRunoff (4394 KB)
3-4SlowSandFilters (2204 KB)
3-5WaterRecyclingEconomics (1245 KB)
21 Mar 2017
The Cost of Filtration
Raudales, R. (University of Connecticut), Fisher, P. (University of Florida), Hall, C.(Texas A&M University)
Filtration is an important step in capture and re-use of irrigation water. This article presents filtration systems, the initial cost, and the cost to treat 1,000 gallons of water. Filtration is the first article in the three-part series of water management in GPN magazine.
The Cost of Filtration (1) can be found in the link below.