Volume 2 Issue 11

ANALYSIS OF OPTICAL DENSITY OF ELECTROSTATIC SPRAY ON APPLE IN WINTER AND SUMMER SEASON (140342)

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Abstract : Wastage of agricultural chemicals and ensuing envir onmental pollution is an issue,where ineffectivespray deposition is a major concern with conventional pesticide application methods. Electrostaticspraying is known to be one o f the most effective methods to improve frontsurface deposition,backsurface deposition,ove rall deposition,and distribution on the plant targets. Deposition of charged sprays on fron t and back surfaces with and without electrostatic on apples in winter and summer season was studied in the laboratory. An air- assisted electrostatic induction spray charging sys tem was used toapply charged spray at uniform application (ground) speeds.Spray depositio n is determined by using a fluorescent tracer technique. The droplet velocityand charging voltage were the key factors for obtaining desired spray deposition on apples. .A fluorescent tracer powder is used for experimental analysis.After deposition of spray on the apples th e samples were observed under the spectrophotometer.After experimental run it is obse rved thatelectrostatically charged spray improves the deposition on back side surface of app leand overall deposition. The deposition was substantially influenced by factors such as cha rging voltage,application speed,plant target height,and different seasons in the atmosph ere.

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Modified Date : 2015-11-20

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Mr. D.R.Jadhav , Dr. V.S. Majali , Mr.A. I. Sawant , "ANALYSIS OF OPTICAL DENSITY OF ELECTROSTATIC SPRAY ON APPLE IN WINTER AND SUMMER SEASON", IJIERT - International Journal of Innovations in Engineering Research and Technology, Volume 2 Issue 11, ISSN : 2394-3696, Page No.