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1. (WO2017035410) LIQUID CONTAINMENT AND FOCUS FOR SUBTERRANEAN CAPILLARY IRRIGATION

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/035410    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/048791
Publication Date: Fri Mar 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Aug 26 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: A01G 25/06
A01G 25/00
A01G 25/02
E02B 13/00
E02B 13/02
Applicants: GALLEGOS, Joseph, Dominic
Inventors: GALLEGOS, Joseph, Dominic
Title: LIQUID CONTAINMENT AND FOCUS FOR SUBTERRANEAN CAPILLARY IRRIGATION
Abstract:
The present invention relates to a subsurface irrigation conduit, installed within any soil type to create a suspended saturated zone at the buried depth. This saturated zone acts as a virtual water table, where water is pulled by capillary properties into areas that plant roots can access. The invented conduit has a minimum of two channels that run parallel to each other, one is a liquid camber channel to contain water so it may flow the full distance of the conduit with no obstructions. The second channel is a saturated channel, that is exposed to the surrounding soil from above, so when buried the saturated channel is filled with a surrounding soil media. Water communicates between the two types of said channels through a plurality of seep holes place on a shared seep hole wall between said channels. Irrigation conduit can also be used to drain a given area.