Designing A Home Fertigation System Using Coco Peat

Abdullah, Herryanni (2018) Designing A Home Fertigation System Using Coco Peat. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka.

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Abstract

In line with the Malaysian government to promote the use of applications and the development of green technology, various modern agricultural methods were introduced, among the method is fertigation. In this study, waste product of coconut, namely is cocopeat have been used. The aim of this study is to designing a home fertigation system and identify the utilization of cocopeat as growing media. Propose a new design for home fertigation system by using AHP method. The physical properties of three (3) growing media (100% cocopeat, 1 cocopeat: 1 peat, and 100% peat) were characterized. This system using the full well balance nutrient solution. This solution then will be supplied to the plant by drop irrigation system using the timer control system. This will help to save usage sources especially water as fertiliser, save energy and time. The nutrient or fertiliser systematically controled to ensure the supply is always balanced and well depending on the plants development stages. By this system, its development with healthier growth and thus is obtained will able to give optimum output. This is because the harvesting time will be faster and better in term of quality compare to conventional plantation system. The advantages using home fertigation system is to reduce water efficiency, save water, fertiliser and save the space out area. The saving of water usage are green technology applications. Based on analytical results, one design has been selected for designing a home fertigation system. Priority alternative of designs value (PV) one is 0.416667. After doing farm in campus KKBP, it will give the recycling practise the motivation to design and built a home fertigation system.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Programmable controllers, Source reduction (Waste management), Home Fertigation System, Coco Peat
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Library > Tesis > FKP
Depositing User: Mohd Hannif Jamaludin
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2019 15:51
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2020 14:37
URI: http://eprints.utem.edu.my/id/eprint/23875
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