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Heat Transfer Research
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Heat Transfer Research

DOI: 10.1615/HeatTransRes.2018026690
pages 1127-1147


Douja Sellami
Thermal Processes Laboratory—Center of Energy Research and Technologies, Hammam-Lif, 2050, Tunisia; Laboratory of Plant Molecular Physiology-Center of Biotechnology of Borj Cedria, Hammam-Lif, 2050, Tunisia
Hassen Boughanmi
Thermal Processes Laboratory—Center of Energy Research and Technologies, Hammam-Lif, 2050, Tunisia
Salwa Bouadila
Thermal Processes Laboratory—Center of Energy Research and Technologies, Hammam-Lif, 2050, Tunisia
Abdelwahed Ghorbel
Laboratory of Plant Molecular Physiology—Center of Biotechnology of Borj Cedria, Hammam-Lif, 2050, Tunisia
Asma Ben Salem-Fnayou
Laboratory of Plant Molecular Physiology—Center of Biotechnology of Borj Cedria, Hammam-Lif, 2050, Tunisia


Considering the increasing importance of renewable energy-based heating techniques, a comparative study of the efficiencies of two heating systems, namely, of the ground source heat pump (GSHP) and a solar air heater with latent storage (SAHLS) on tomato yield was carried out under greenhouse conditions. A pilot GSHP system using a conic ground heat exchanger and a SAHLS were installed and tested under greenhouse conditions by monitoring geothermal and solar air collector energies and studying their air heating effects on tomato growth and yield. The results show a better growth and development of tomato plants using the SAHLS, which provided an optimal microclimate (high night temperature and low relative humidity) for plants under greenhouse in comparison to GSHP. Therefore, using SAHLS, a 2-week-earlier maturity was registered simultaneously with an optimal fruit yield.


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