Encyclopedia of Agrophysics by Jan Gliński, Józef Horabik, Jerzy Lipiec (eds.)

By Jan Gliński, Józef Horabik, Jerzy Lipiec (eds.)

This Encyclopedia of Agrophysics will supply up to date details at the actual houses and approaches affecting the standard of our surroundings and plant creation. it is going to be a "first-up" quantity to be able to properly supplement the lately released Encyclopedia of Soil technological know-how, (November 2007) which was once released within the comparable series.

In a unmarried authoritative quantity a set of approximately 250 informative articles and ca four hundred thesaurus phrases protecting all points of agrophysics could be offered. The authors could be well known experts in a variety of points in agrophysics from a wide selection of nations.

Agrophysics is necessary either for study and functional use not just in agriculture, but additionally in components like environmental technology, land reclamation, meals processing etc.

Agrophysics is a comparatively new interdisciplinary box heavily with regards to Agrochemistry, Agrobiology, Agroclimatology and Agroecology. these days it's been totally approved as an agricultural and environmental self-discipline. As such this Encyclopedia quantity can be an critical operating software for scientists and practitioners from assorted disciplines, like agriculture, soil technological know-how, geosciences, environmental technological know-how, geography, and engineering.

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Unlike physics of individual objects like soils, plants, agricultural products and food, agrophysics provides a physical basis to better understand interrelations between the objects. Understanding physical processes in the agrophysical objects is a pre-requisite for applying new technologies in sustainable land use and environment management, and in the production of healthy agricultural products and food. The recognition of physical phenomena in the agricultural environment allows more efficient use of water and chemicals in agriculture and decreasing biomass losses during harvest, transport, storage and processing.

These values are about one half of the heat of vaporization of water (Water in Forming Agricultural Products; Blahovec, 2007; 2008). Conclusion The adsorption energy of water (AEW) on biological materials depends on the material moisture content.

Despite of the above quoted limitations, Equation 2 has been widely used to describe adsorption on heterogeneous surfaces. Note that a quite similar approach is usually used to describe adsorption by porous solids. In the latter case, the weight function is just the pore size distribution function. If the local adsorption isotherm and the energy distribution function are given by analytical expressions, Equation 2 can be integrated to yield an equation for the total adsorption isotherm. , 2006).

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