pH Control of Untreated Water for Irrigation

  • Faruk Bin Poyen
  • Palash K. Kundu
  • Apurba K. Ghosh
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Abstract

Irrigation in India still plays a pivotal role in the country’s economic and employment structure. But due to unawareness and lack of technological upgradations and ill and careless agricultural practices, the yield from the fields is poor and not to its best capacity. There exists a lot of reasons and factors that brings down the crop productivity. One among them is the quality of irrigation water that is supplied to the fields. It is a common practice in India and other sub–continental countries not to access the water qualitatively before getting fed to the fields. Albeit, it does not have catastrophic effects on the productivity, but it affects the nourishment of the crops to some good extent. Water pH has a strong effect on the soil and crop, when it comes to absorption of nutrients by the plant bodies. With properly regulating the pH level of the irrigation water, it is possible to create an ambiance where the symbiotic effects between the soil and the plant can be optimized. In this paper, it is tried to regulate the pH levels of the water based on the type of soil and the optimal requirement by the crop. The work in this paper involves neutralization of acidic or alkaline water before it is being supplied to the farmlands. The process model is simulation based which gave considerably good and acceptable results.

Keywords

Irrigation water pH level Simulation model Neutralization Alkaline 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University Institute of Technology, Burdwan UniversityBurdwanIndia
  2. 2.Electrical Engineering Department, Jadavpur UniversityKolkataIndia

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