Improvement of summer thermal environment for domestic animals using hydrated ceramic plate

Yoshinori Suzuki, Kota Takahashi, Tur Muhammed, Kenji Wakimizu, Kaoru Okano, Tetsuji Ozaki

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we found a new material that can decrease temperatures in the clear summer daytime. A hydrated ceramic plate can hold water and evaporate water easily from the surface. Through the evaporative cooling process, radiant heat is changed into latent heat and temperature decreases. The relation of temperature decrease and water content of the hydrated ceramic plate are clearly shown. The critical value is 7% and surface temperature becomes lower than air temperature beyond the critical value in summer daytime. If we use them on the roof of an open-type dairy barn, the radiant heat load to cattle should be considerably decreased.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)517-520
Number of pages4
Journaljournal of agricultural meteorology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1997


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Atmospheric Science

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