Numerical parametric study of radio wave soil treatment for pathogen suppression

G.S.J. Sturm*, A. van der Wurff, S. Linnenbank, J. Bonnet, A. Koppert

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Radio wave treatment for pathogen suppression in glasshouse horticulture may become an alternative to steam treatment. It has several advantages, but it also requires further development before it can replace steam treatment. In a previous study we developed a numerical modeling approach to aid this development. In this present study, the modeling approach is used to study the radio wave treatment process and to explore strategies for improvement. A parametric study is performed to develop insight into the effect of several environmental and process parameters on the radio wave treatment process, and a comparison is made to steam treatment.
Original languageEnglish
Article number108998
Number of pages23
JournalComputers and Electronics in Agriculture
Publication statusPublished - 2024


  • Numerical simulation
  • Parametric study
  • Pathogen suppression
  • Radio wave treatment


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