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A low‐cost environmental chamber to simulate warm climatic conditions

Darehshouri, Sahand ; Michelsen, Nils ; Schüth, Christoph ; Schulz, Stephan (2022):
A low‐cost environmental chamber to simulate warm climatic conditions. (Publisher's Version)
In: Vadose Zone Journal, 19 (1), Wiley, e-ISSN 1539-1663,
DOI: 10.26083/tuprints-00021225,
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Item Type: Article
Origin: Secondary publication via sponsored Golden Open Access
Status: Publisher's Version
Title: A low‐cost environmental chamber to simulate warm climatic conditions
Language: English
Abstract:

Environmental chambers are used for a variety of experiments in multiple disciplines but are often prohibitively expensive. In this study, we developed an environmental chamber that allows reliable regulation of temperature and relative humidity in a range typical for warm climatic conditions. As we have only used consumer products, which are readily available off the shelf, the device is affordable (<€900) and easy to replicate. The presented chamber has inner dimensions of 1,790 × 970 × 520 mm (height × width × depth). It is heated with two infrared lamps, and for moistening, an ultrasonic mister is used. Air dehumidification and cooling down to ambient temperature are realized with inflowing compressed laboratory air. Additionally, we installed a Peltier element cooling system to enable temperatures below the ambient laboratory temperature. The chamber works in a temperature and humidity range of 15–50 °C and 10–95%, respectively.

Journal or Publication Title: Vadose Zone Journal
Volume of the journal: 19
Issue Number: 1
Publisher: Wiley
Collation: 6 Seiten
Classification DDC: 500 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik > 550 Geowissenschaften
Divisions: 11 Department of Materials and Earth Sciences > Earth Science
11 Department of Materials and Earth Sciences > Earth Science > Hydrogeology
Date Deposited: 09 May 2022 12:10
Last Modified: 09 May 2022 12:10
DOI: 10.26083/tuprints-00021225
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URN: urn:nbn:de:tuda-tuprints-212252
URI: https://tuprints.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/id/eprint/21225
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