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Author(s):Degré, A.; Mostade, O.; Huyghebaert, B.; Tissot, S.; Debouche, C.
Author Affiliation:Degré: Assistant; Mostade: Assistant; Huyghebaert: Assistant; and Tissot: Mechanization Research Manager, Agricultural Engineering Department, Agricultural Research Centre of Gembloux, Belgian Ministry of Small Enterprises, Traders, and Agriculture; Debouche: Professor, Hydraulic and Topographic Unit, University of Agronomical Sciences of Gembloux, Communauté française de Belgique
Title:Comparison by image processing of target supports of spray droplets
Section:Power & machinery
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Source:Transactions of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers. Vol. 44, No. 2, March/April 2001, p. 217-222.
# of Pages:6
Publishing Information:St. Joseph, MI
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Comparisons; Nozzles; Spraying
Abstract/Contents:"Laboratory tests make it possible to compare or evaluate the performances of spraying nozzles (output, transversal distribution, angle, resistance to wear, etc.). The characterization by image processing of the spectrum of droplets deposited on a target is an interesting complementary technique for which the spraying target has great importance. An experiment was conducted to compare three commonly used artificial targets: water-sensitive paper, Petri dish containing two silicone oils (according to the ISO Standard 5682-1), and glass slide. The variability between targets of the same kind was studied through volumetrically, similar droplets deposited by means of a micrometric needle. Image processing of spray droplets gave their diameter. Ax2 test sorted the three targets in ascending order of variability: silicone oils, glass, and far more variable, the water-sensitive paper. A spread factor was calculated for each type of target. The targets were also compared in practical spraying conditions. The median and average diameters, the standard deviation, and the degree of skewness of Fisher were compared by analyzing the variance for pressures ranging between 200 and 400 kPa while maintaining a sprayed volume of 100l/ha. The choice of target depends on the use envisioned. This study revealed that the Petri dish with silicone oils was appropriate to carry out a precision measurement and to serve as a reference, but its implementation is delicate. The glass slide target was easy to use and had a low variability; however, quick drying of the smallest droplets can limit its use. The water-sensitive paper was the easiest to use, but it must be reserved for qualitative observations."
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Degré, A., O. Mostade, B. Huyghebaert, S. Tissot, and C. Debouche. 2001. Comparison by image processing of target supports of spray droplets. Trans. Proc. Am. Soc. Agric. Eng. 44(2):p. 217-222.
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