High-voltage, lasers and pesticides – Investigating pesticide transfer efficacy with electrostatically charged sprays, and how 6 months took 3 years.
Masters Student (recently submitted), Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Canterbury
Time & Place
Fri, 19 Mar 2021 14:00:00 NZDT in Link 309 Lecture Theatre
Increasing food demands drives demands for improved crop yield. Pesticides provide a way of protecting crops and improving yields, but at the cost of damage downstream. This talk will cover the application of electrostatics to the pesticide spraying and the struggle I had quantifying the improvement that electrostatics had. Topics include: lasers, high-voltage, optics and computer vision.
Refreshments will be provided.
ECE postgraduates are expected to attend.