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Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 906360, 11 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1100/2012/906360
Review Article

Covering Materials Incorporating Radiation-Preventing Techniques to Meet Greenhouse Cooling Challenges in Arid Regions: A Review

1Agriculture Engineering Department, College of Food and Agriculture Sciences, King Saud University, P.O. Box 2460, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia
2Chemical Engineering Department, College of Engineering, King Saud University, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia
3Plant Production Department, College of Food and Agriculture Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia

Received 14 November 2011; Accepted 15 January 2012

Academic Editors: V. C. Concibido and C. Dell

Copyright © 2012 Ahmed M. Abdel-Ghany et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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