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A Review of Electrostatic Spraying for Agricultural Applications

Year 2016, Volume 12, Issue 4, 229 - 233, 14.10.2016

Abstract

Pesticides are toxic chemicals designed to control certain pests, diseases or weeds.

They can easily contaminate the air, ground, water sources, wild animals, birds and aquatic life

when they run-off from fields. For these aspects the application of pesticide must be done

accurately. One of the most important factors that affecting the success of application is choosing

the right equipment. New technologies on sensor and image analyzing process promoted the

success of application technique. Besides electrostatic spraying is a new trend to apply pesticides

with less drift potential. In recent years electrostatic spraying has been used in many other

applications such as painting, ink printing etc. Researches have indicated electrostatic spraying

achieves better coverage of difficult targets than conventional spraying. Water consumption of that

kind of sprayers is up to 10 times less than conventional spraying. On the other hand this method

has some difficulties and disadvantages. In this study, electrostatic spraying in agricultural

application was evaluated. Tractor mounted and mobile knapsack electrostatic sprayers were

explained and some experimental results of them were discussed.

References

  • ANSI/ASAE S572.1, 2013. Spray Nozzle Classification by Droplet Spectra, W/Corr. 1 MAR2009 (R2013), pp.5 Anonymous, 2016a, March 2016.
  • http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/agriculture/farmmanagement/ chemical-use/agricultural-chemicaluse/ spraying-spray-drift-and-off-target-damage, April 2016.
  • Anonymous, 2016b. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/pesticidedrift/, March 2016.
  • Anonymous, 2016c. http://psep.cce.cornell.edu/facts-slidesself/ facts/gen-peapp-drop-app.aspx, February 2016.
  • Anonymous, 2016d. http://psep.cce.cornell.edu/facts-slidesself/ facts/gen-peapp-drop-app.aspx, April 2016.
  • Anonymous, 2016e. http://vtpp.ext.vt.edu/pesticide-safetyeducation- program/pesticide-applicationequipment/ controlled-droplet-applicators-cda, April 2016.
  • Anonymous, 2016f. http://english.finishingbrands.eu/about_us/ransburg.asp, April 2016.
  • Anonymous, 2016g. http://bowleselectrostaticpainting.com/history-andexplanation- of-the-electrostatic-painting-process, April 2016.
  • Anonymous, 2016h. http://www.ransburgcollection.com/Default.aspx?tabid= 66, March 2016.
  • Anonymous, 2016i. http://www.virginiafruit.ento.vt.edu/Electrostatic/electros tatic, January 2016.
  • Anonymous, 2016j. http://www.protecsolutions.com.tr/en/fields-ofusage. php?id=100114), March 2016.
  • Arnold A.J. & B.J. Pye, 1980. Spray Application with Charged Rotary Atomizers. British Crop Protection Council Monograph 24, 109-125.
  • Deveau J., 2009. Subject: Six Elements of Effective Spraying in Orchards and Vineyards.
  • http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/crops/facts/09- 039.htm, March 2016
  • Giles D. K., T. C. Blewett, 1991. Effects of Conventional and Reduced-Volume, Charged-Spray Application Techniques on Dislodgeable Foliar Residue of Captan on Strawberries. J. Agric. Food Chem. 1991, 39, 1646-1651.
  • Law, S. E, 1978. Embedded-Electrode Electrostatic-Induction Spray Charging Nozzle: Theoretical and Engineering Design. Transactions of the ASAE 21, 1096-1104
  • Meijden, G., 1998. Pesticide Application Techniques In West- Africa. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO Regional Office for Africa Accra, Ghana.
  • Ozkan H. E., 2016. Subject: Best Management Practices for Boom Spraying. http://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/fabe- 527, Agriculture and Natural Resources, FABE-527. April 2016
  • Patel, M. K., H. K. Sahoo, M. K. Nayak, A. Kumar, C. Ghanshyam, A. Kumar, 2015. Electrostatic Nozzle: New Trends in Agricultural Pesticides Spraying. SSRG International Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (SSRG-IJEEE) – EFES April2015, ISSN:2348 – 8379, pp 6-11.
  • Rayleigh, L., 1882. On the Equilibrium of Liquid Conducting Masses Charged with Electricity. Philosophical Magazine 14: 184–186. doi:10.1080/14786448208628425
  • Wolf T., 2009. Best Management Practices for Herbicide Application Technology. Weeds, Herbicides and Management Volume 2. pp 24-30.

A Review of Electrostatic Spraying for Agricultural Applications

Year 2016, Volume 12, Issue 4, 229 - 233, 14.10.2016

Abstract

Pesticides are toxic chemicals designed to control certain pests, diseases or weeds.

They can easily contaminate the air, ground, water sources, wild animals, birds and aquatic life

when they run-off from fields. For these aspects the application of pesticide must be done

accurately. One of the most important factors that affecting the success of application is choosing

the right equipment. New technologies on sensor and image analyzing process promoted the

success of application technique. Besides electrostatic spraying is a new trend to apply pesticides

with less drift potential. In recent years electrostatic spraying has been used in many other

applications such as painting, ink printing etc. Researches have indicated electrostatic spraying

achieves better coverage of difficult targets than conventional spraying. Water consumption of that

kind of sprayers is up to 10 times less than conventional spraying. On the other hand this method

has some difficulties and disadvantages. In this study, electrostatic spraying in agricultural

application was evaluated. Tractor mounted and mobile knapsack electrostatic sprayers were

explained and some experimental results of them were discussed.

References

  • ANSI/ASAE S572.1, 2013. Spray Nozzle Classification by Droplet Spectra, W/Corr. 1 MAR2009 (R2013), pp.5 Anonymous, 2016a, March 2016.
  • http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/agriculture/farmmanagement/ chemical-use/agricultural-chemicaluse/ spraying-spray-drift-and-off-target-damage, April 2016.
  • Anonymous, 2016b. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/pesticidedrift/, March 2016.
  • Anonymous, 2016c. http://psep.cce.cornell.edu/facts-slidesself/ facts/gen-peapp-drop-app.aspx, February 2016.
  • Anonymous, 2016d. http://psep.cce.cornell.edu/facts-slidesself/ facts/gen-peapp-drop-app.aspx, April 2016.
  • Anonymous, 2016e. http://vtpp.ext.vt.edu/pesticide-safetyeducation- program/pesticide-applicationequipment/ controlled-droplet-applicators-cda, April 2016.
  • Anonymous, 2016f. http://english.finishingbrands.eu/about_us/ransburg.asp, April 2016.
  • Anonymous, 2016g. http://bowleselectrostaticpainting.com/history-andexplanation- of-the-electrostatic-painting-process, April 2016.
  • Anonymous, 2016h. http://www.ransburgcollection.com/Default.aspx?tabid= 66, March 2016.
  • Anonymous, 2016i. http://www.virginiafruit.ento.vt.edu/Electrostatic/electros tatic, January 2016.
  • Anonymous, 2016j. http://www.protecsolutions.com.tr/en/fields-ofusage. php?id=100114), March 2016.
  • Arnold A.J. & B.J. Pye, 1980. Spray Application with Charged Rotary Atomizers. British Crop Protection Council Monograph 24, 109-125.
  • Deveau J., 2009. Subject: Six Elements of Effective Spraying in Orchards and Vineyards.
  • http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/crops/facts/09- 039.htm, March 2016
  • Giles D. K., T. C. Blewett, 1991. Effects of Conventional and Reduced-Volume, Charged-Spray Application Techniques on Dislodgeable Foliar Residue of Captan on Strawberries. J. Agric. Food Chem. 1991, 39, 1646-1651.
  • Law, S. E, 1978. Embedded-Electrode Electrostatic-Induction Spray Charging Nozzle: Theoretical and Engineering Design. Transactions of the ASAE 21, 1096-1104
  • Meijden, G., 1998. Pesticide Application Techniques In West- Africa. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO Regional Office for Africa Accra, Ghana.
  • Ozkan H. E., 2016. Subject: Best Management Practices for Boom Spraying. http://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/fabe- 527, Agriculture and Natural Resources, FABE-527. April 2016
  • Patel, M. K., H. K. Sahoo, M. K. Nayak, A. Kumar, C. Ghanshyam, A. Kumar, 2015. Electrostatic Nozzle: New Trends in Agricultural Pesticides Spraying. SSRG International Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (SSRG-IJEEE) – EFES April2015, ISSN:2348 – 8379, pp 6-11.
  • Rayleigh, L., 1882. On the Equilibrium of Liquid Conducting Masses Charged with Electricity. Philosophical Magazine 14: 184–186. doi:10.1080/14786448208628425
  • Wolf T., 2009. Best Management Practices for Herbicide Application Technology. Weeds, Herbicides and Management Volume 2. pp 24-30.

Details

Primary Language English
Subjects Science
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Erkan URKAN
Türkiye


Huseyin GULER
Türkiye


Firat KOMEKCI This is me
Türkiye

Publication Date October 14, 2016
Published in Issue Year 2016, Volume 12, Issue 4

Cite

APA Urkan, E. , Guler, H. & Komekcı, F. (2016). A Review of Electrostatic Spraying for Agricultural Applications . Tarım Makinaları Bilimi Dergisi , 12 (4) , 229-233 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/tarmak/issue/35304/391885

Journal of Agricultural Machinery Science is a refereed scientific journal published by the Agricultural Machinery Association as 3 issues a year.