Evaluation of the Hydraulic Performance of a Medi-Emitter in a Moringa oleifera –Treated Wastewater

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A. Y. Arku


A medical infusion set (referred to as 'medi-emitter') was connected to a lateral for drip irrigation of Amaranthus hybridus (Amaranthus) and Rosa sinensis (Hibiscus) and hydraulic performance was evaluated using Moringa oleifera-treated wastewater. Discharges at respective emitters showed good performance and the calculated emitter discharge variations (qvar) within acceptable limits of 30%. The highest discharge variation was 2.50% while the lowest is 0.80%. Similarly, the Christiansen Uniformity Coefficient (CUC) values showed good performance. Maximum emitter application efficiency of 98% was achieved for the 4-h daily irrigation time considered. This system could be redesigned for a number of lateral lengths and diameters combinations. Discharge rate variations were damped out by adjusting the emitters to deliver same pre-calculated discharges. This regulatory advantage implies that any cheap and locally available conduit could be adopted to serve as lateral pipes.

Moringa oleifera, evaluation, hydraulic performance, Amaranthus hybridus, Rosa sinensis, medi-emitter, discharge.

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Arku, A. Y. (2021). Evaluation of the Hydraulic Performance of a Medi-Emitter in a Moringa oleifera –Treated Wastewater. Asian Journal of Research and Review in Agriculture, 3(3), 1-4. Retrieved from https://globalpresshub.com/index.php/AJRRA/article/view/1063
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