The Effect of Different Irrigation Methods in Biodiesel Production from Sunflower
Karatasiou E*, Papanikolaou C and Makrantonaki MS
Laboratory of Agricultural Hydraulics, Department of Agriculture, Crop Production and Rural Environment, University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece
- *Corresponding Author:
- Karatasiou E
Laboratory of Agricultural Hydraulics
Department of Agriculture
Crop Production and Rural Environment
University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece
Tel: 2421093059, 6978544394
E-mail: [email protected], [email protected]
Received Date: April 29, 2016; Accepted Date: July 14, 2016; Published Date: July 21, 2016
Citation: Karatasiou E, Papanikolaou C, Makrantonaki MS (2016) The Effect of Different Irrigation Methods in Biodiesel Production from Sunflower. Irrigat Drainage Sys Eng 5:166. doi:10.4172/2168-9768.1000166
Copyright: ©2016 Karatasiou E, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The rational use of irrigation water and the production of energy from renewable sources are among the major concerns of the international scientific community in recent years. Against this background, the Agricultural Hydraulics Laboratory of the University of Thessaly conducted research related to the effect of two different irrigation methods in the production of biodiesel from sunflower crop. Two treatments were organized, in four replications for the growing seasons of the years 2011 and 2012. The treatments were: a) the surface drip irrigation in which the irrigation was scheduled by the Penman-Monteith method and b) the surface drip irrigation in which the irrigation was scheduled by an automatic evaporation pan.