Greenhouses; Agricultural system; Environment control
An analytical study of a controlled-environment agricultural system for the hot and dry climate of Delhi has been carried out in terms of design parameters to provide favourable environmental conditions for the optimal growth of plants. The effect of water flow over the greenhouse has also been incorporated in the thermal analysis. It is observed, analytically and numerically,
that the flowrate of the water should be large to achieve minimum thermal flux into the controlled-environment agricultural system.