Development And Performance Testing Of Solar Operated Insecticide And Pesticide Agro Spraying System
Debashree Debadatta Behera
Debashree Debadatta Behera* Department of Mechanical Engineering, Centurion University of Technology and Management, Odisha, India.
Manuscript received on September 11, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on October 05, 2019. | Manuscript published on October 30, 2019. | PP: 573-578 | Volume-9 Issue-1, October 2019 | Retrieval Number: A9694109119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.A9694.109119
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Abstract: This paper represents the development and performance analysis of Solar operated Spraying system. Generally in the agricultural field, traditional conventional techniques like hand operated and fuel operated sprayer system for spraying pesticides have been used which is not eco-friendly, less labour productivity and low efficiency. These tools uses diesel as fuels which is harmful for the environment and also do increases the operating and maintenance cost. This motivates us to design and fabricate real-time product which is operated by solar energy. The main objective of this research is to design and fabricate the solar powered agricultural pesticide sprayer by considering parameters like desired spraying capacity, low weight, low cost, user-friendly nature, high operating time and for faster coverage of area. Mathematical models were developed after adopting suitable assumptions for calculation of power of the motor and sizing of battery, charge controller, solar panel required for spraying a known quantity of fluid. The parts required for the system had been selected by solving for known inputs values and considering their availability in the market. The maximum discharge at outlet of DC Pump, efficiency of pump had been calculated by taking different discharge at outlet of the pump. Further by using 12 Volt Led light, it can be operated in night mode and also is to reduce back pain of human being by keeping the tank in backside.
Keywords: Solar panel, Sprayer, Charge controller, Battery, DC pump.