{ "dc.contributor.author": "Bové Masmiquel, Josep" , "dc.contributor.author": "Arbat Pujolràs, Gerard" , "dc.contributor.author": "Duran i Ros, Miquel" , "dc.contributor.author": "Pujol i Sagaró, Toni" , "dc.contributor.author": "Velayos Solé, Joaquim" , "dc.contributor.author": "Ramírez de Cartagena Bisbe, Francisco" , "dc.contributor.author": "Puig Bargués, Jaume" , "dc.date.accessioned": "2017-03-02T07:15:12Z" , "dc.date.available": "2017-03-02T07:15:12Z" , "dc.date.issued": "2015-09" , "dc.identifier.issn": "1537-5110" , "dc.identifier.uri": "http://hdl.handle.net/10256/13688" , "dc.description.abstract": "Filtration is necessary for avoiding emitter clogging in micro irrigation systems. The pressure drop across different granular media, such as silica sand, crushed recycled glass, surface modified glass and glass microspheres of selected grain sizes ranging from 0.63 to 1.50 mm, was studied in a laboratory filter scaled from a commercial filter using tap water. Real and bulk densities, porosity, sphericity and the equivalent diameter of these media were measured. The pressure loss was also measured at filter surface velocities from 0.004 to 0.025 m s−1. The pressure losses for the silica sand, crushed glass and modified glass were 39%, 27% and 10% lower than that for microspheres. The experimental results were compared with predicted values calculated using Ergun and Kozeny–Carman equations, as well as other multiple linear equations obtained with the stepwise methodology. Although the Ergun equation was the most accurate for predicting pressure drop, a newly developed equation that requires only grain size as the physical parameter of each medium also showed good performance and it may be of interest for use by irrigation engineers" , "dc.description.sponsorship": "The authors would like to express their gratitude to the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness for its financial support of this study through Grant CGL2012-31180" , "dc.format.mimetype": "application/pdf" , "dc.language.iso": "eng" , "dc.publisher": "Elsevier" , "dc.relation": "MINECO/PN 2013-2015/CGL2012-31180" , "dc.relation.isformatof": "Reproducció digital del document publicat a: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2015.07.009" , "dc.relation.ispartof": "© Biosystems Engineering, 2015, vol. 137, p. 55-63" , "dc.relation.ispartofseries": "Articles publicats (D-EQATA)" , "dc.rights": "Tots els drets reservats" , "dc.subject": "Regatge per degoteig" , "dc.subject": "Trickle irrigation" , "dc.subject": "Filtres i filtració" , "dc.subject": "Filters and filtration" , "dc.title": "Pressure drop across sand and recycled glass media used in micro irrigation filters" , "dc.type": "info:eu-repo/semantics/article" , "dc.rights.accessRights": "info:eu-repo/semantics/embargoedAccess" , "dc.embargo.terms": "Cap" , "dc.type.version": "info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion" , "dc.identifier.doi": "http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2015.07.009" , "dc.identifier.idgrec": "023520" , "dc.contributor.funder": "Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (Espanya)" }