ERT 460/3 CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT ENGINEERING
The course covers thermal and environmental engineering design and analyses appropriate for controlled environment agricultural related production facilities for plants, animals, and aquaculture. Major topics include psychometrics, heat and mass transfer, ventilation, cooling and heating, air distribution within controlled environment buildings.
Ability to analyze heat and mass transfer of plants, animals and aquaculture structures.
Ability to design natural and forced cooling and/or heating for plants, animals, and aquaculture structures.
Ability to design natural and forced ventilation for plants, animals and aquaculture structures.
Ability to appraise and value the existing designs and safety aspect of plant, animals and aquaculture structures through groupwork project.
Albright, L.D. (2005). Environmental Control for Plants and Animals. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, MI.
Incropera, F.P. (2002). Introduction to Heat and Mass Transfer, 4th ed., John Wiley and Sons, New York.
Bartok, J. W. (2001). Energy Conservation for Commercial Greenhouses. NRAES. New York.
Ibrahim, D. (2003), Microcontroller Based Temperature Monitoring & Control. Newnes, Oxford.
Tiwari, G.N. (2003). Greenhouse Technology for Controlled Environment. Alpha Science, New York.