African Journal of
Environmental Science and Technology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Environ. Sci. Technol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0786
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJEST
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 1047

Article in Press

Increase Soil Condensation Capacity for Agricultural Purposes

Samane Arvandi, Forood Sharifi

  •  Received: 24 January 2021
  •  Accepted: 29 April 2021
The issue of water scarcity in many parts of the world, especially in arid and semi-arid regions, is a major dilemma. The amount of moisture for plants is not comparable to rain, but in arid areas, it is a huge contribution to plant water supply. In this research, the effect of using Peltier to improve soil condensation by performing several tests was studied in order to investigate the possibility of increasing soil capacity and reducing surface evaporation. Due to the Peltier cooling effect, with copper, iron and aluminum plates, results were evaluated in: normal water, saline water and soil texture. The results showed that by using the copper plates in Peltier module, temperature dropped and it was 10% more than iron and aluminum one. It showed that there were significant differences in the results.

Keywords: Aluminum, cold objects, copper, iron, moisture, refrigerants