Drip System Components

  • Samuel Dasberg
  • Dani Or
Part of the Applied Agriculture book series (APPLAGRIC)


The emitter is a device used to dissipate pressure and to discharge water at a constant rate at many points along a lateral. It is the main component of the drip irrigation system and determines its characteristics. Many types of emitters exist on the market, each with its specific properties, and may be classified according to the following criteria (Karmeli 1977): flow rate; form of pressure dissipation; and details of construction and incorporation in the lateral. Some of the older types are shown in Fig. 2.1.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Samuel Dasberg
    • 1
  • Dani Or
    • 2
  1. 1.Agricultural Research Organization, Institute of Soil, Water and Environmental SciencesThe Volcani CenterBet DaganIsrael
  2. 2.Departments of Plants, Soils and Biometeorology and Biological and Agricultural EngineeringUtah State UniversityLoganUSA

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