Evaluation of the efficiency of steam condensation system in soils with organic Materials

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Academic Member, Hydrology and Water Resource Engineering

2 Ph.D. Candidate, Agricultural Engineering-Irrigation and Drainage Sari Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources University, Sari, Iran

3 Associate Professor, Sari Agricultural Science and Natural Resources University


Steam condensation system in soil is a new and developing method that is capable of regenerating land using renewable energy. In this method, the supply of water and moisture, is obtained from the air steam transferred directly to the root zone. The method is used to increase the moisture content of different soils improved with organic matter. The results of this study showed that steam condensation has a significant role in increasing soil moisture and has a promising prospect. The moisture content stored in organic soils improved by more than 11% during the experiment. Statistical evaluation of measured data showed that with a 99 percent chance, the method can help to increase soil moisture. Also, with a 99% chance of changing these factors, it's best to increase soil moisture. By changing soil texture with a 95% probability, the best effect can be achieved in increasing moisture content. The results showed that soil with moderate texture, 35% organic matter and steam 45 ° C with coated conducting tube had better conditions than moisture and temperature in comparison with other treatments


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Volume 71, Issue 3
December 2018
Pages 667-680
  • Receive Date: 04 December 2017
  • Revise Date: 01 December 2018
  • Accept Date: 11 August 2018
  • First Publish Date: 22 November 2018