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Main Title Greenhouse production of bedding and foliage plants with industrial heat /
Author Crumbly, I. J.
CORP Author Fort Valley State Coll., GA.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA/600/7-81/034; EPA-R-804499; IERL-RTP-1047A
Stock Number PB81-178279
Subjects Waste heat. ; Greenhouses--Heating and ventilation.
Additional Subjects Cooling water ; Heat recovery ; Greenhouses ; Ornamental plants ; Industrial wastes ; Plant growth ; Survival ; Heating ; Cooling ; Plant diseases ; Evaluation ; Water pollution control ; Georgia ; Waste heat utilization ; Foliage plants
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NTIS  PB81-178279 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 48 pages ; 28 cm
The report gives results of an evaluation of potentially beneficial uses of industrial waste heat for production of bedding and foliage plants, using conventionally and warm-water heated greenhouses in Fort Valley, GA. Each greenhouse was a plastic covered, 30 x 72-ft quonset. The research greenhouse was heated and cooled with simulated warm condenser cooling water; the control greenhouse was conventionally heated and cooled during the 9-month test. During 1979, cultivars of 10 leading ornamental plants, 8 species of foliage plants, and tomatoes used as bedding plants were studied for growth rate, survivability, and susceptibility to disease in the humid greenhouses. No statistically significant difference in growth rate for 7 of 10 ornamental and 4 of 8 foliage plants was observed in the two greenhouses.
Caption title. "March 1981." "EPA-600/7-81-034." Microfiche.