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Main Title Nuclear power plant waste heat horticulture /
Author Sproston, Thomas ; Gaines, Jr., E. P. ; Marx, D. J. ;
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Author Title of a Work
Sproston, Thomas.
Gaines, E. P.
Marx, D. J.
CORP Author Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Corp., Rutland.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory ; National Technical Information Service [distributor,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-600/7-79-091; EPA-R-804715
Stock Number PB80-111040
OCLC Number 08395500
Subjects Nuclear power plants--Heating and ventilation. ; Waste heat. ; Greenhouses--Heating and ventilation. ; Greenhouses--Heating and ventilation. ; Nuclear power plants--Heating and ventilation. ; Waste heat.
Additional Subjects Greenhouses ; Design ; Horticulture ; Heat exchangers ; Heating ; Legislation ; C analysis ; Fortran ; Computer programs ; Mathematical models ; Waste heat utilization ; Vermont Yankee reactor ; BIOGAS process
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-79-091 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/10/2014
ERAD  EPA 600/7-79-091 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 02/11/2013
ESAD  EPA 600-7-79-091 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB80-111040 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation viii, 148 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
The report gives results of a study of the feasibility of using low grade (70 degrees F) waste heat from the condenser cooling water of the Vermont Yaknee nuclear plant for commercial food enhancement. The study addressed the possible impact of laws on the use of waste heat from a nuclear plant for food production, alternative greenhouse designs suitable for the site, and an economic and marketing model for greenhouse crops. The low temperature of the waste heat source suggested that supplemental greenhouse heating will be required (a biogas facility using wastes from a dairy herd near the plant was proposed as being economically attractive). A greenhouse design employing heaters using methane from the proposed biogas facility and a cropping schedule for the greenhouses was recommended. The report includes the computer program used to determine the costs of greenhouse production in the Northeast.
"Plant Biologist Inc." "Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Corporation." "March 1979." Includes bibliographical references. "Grant no. R804715, program element no. EHE624."