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Micro–climate control in a grow–cell: system development and overview

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Micro–climate control in a grow–cell : system development and overview. / Tsitsimpelis, Ioannis; Taylor, C. James.

International Federation of Automatic Control 19th Triennial World Congress. Cape Town, South Africa, 2014.

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Tsitsimpelis, I & Taylor, CJ 2014, Micro–climate control in a grow–cell: system development and overview. in International Federation of Automatic Control 19th Triennial World Congress. Cape Town, South Africa.

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Tsitsimpelis, I., & Taylor, C. J. (2014). Micro–climate control in a grow–cell: system development and overview. In International Federation of Automatic Control 19th Triennial World Congress

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Tsitsimpelis I, Taylor CJ. Micro–climate control in a grow–cell: system development and overview. In International Federation of Automatic Control 19th Triennial World Congress. Cape Town, South Africa. 2014

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Tsitsimpelis, Ioannis ; Taylor, C. James. / Micro–climate control in a grow–cell : system development and overview. International Federation of Automatic Control 19th Triennial World Congress. Cape Town, South Africa, 2014.

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