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Plant factory : an indoor vertical farming system for efficient quality food production

Author: Toyoki Kozai; Genhua Niu; Michiko Takagaki
Publisher: Amsterdam : Academic Press is an imprint of Elsevier, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Plant Factory: An Indoor Vertical Farming System for Efficient Quality Food Production provides information on a field that is helping to offset the threats that unusual weather and shortages of land and natural resources bring to the food supply. As alternative options are needed to ensure adequate and efficient production of food, this book represents the only available resource to take a practical approach to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)911073540
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Toyoki Kozai; Genhua Niu; Michiko Takagaki
ISBN: 9780128018484 0128018488 0128017759 9780128017753
OCLC Number: 922925638
Description: 1 online resource : color illustrations
Contents: Front Cover; Plant Factory: An Indoor Vertical Farming System for Efficient Quality Food Production; Copyright; Contents; Contributors; Preface; Acknowledgments; Chapter 5, Kozai; Chapter 19.2, Shibuya; Chapter 19.3, He; Part 1: Overview and Concept of Closed Plant Production System (CPPS); Chapter 1: Introduction; Introduction; References; Chapter 2: Role of the Plant Factory with Artificial Lighting (PFAL) in Urban Areas; Introduction; Interrelated Global Issues to be Solved Concurrently; Resource Inflow and Waste Outflow in Urban Areas; Energy and Material Balance in Urban Ecosystems Photoautotrophs (Plants) and Heterotrophs (Animals and Microorganisms)Waste Produced in Urban Areas as an Essential Resource for Growing Plants; Plant Production Systems Integrated With Other Biological Systems; Role of Organic Fertilizers and Microorganisms in the Soil; Stability and Controllability of the Environment in Plant Production Systems; Key Indices for Sustainable Food Production; What is ""PFAL""?; Plants Suited and Unsuited to PFALs; Growing Social Needs and Interest in PFALs; Criticisms of PFALs and Responses to Them; Initial Cost is Too High; Production Cost is Too High Electricity Cost is Too High, Whereas Solar Light is FreeLabor Cost is Too High; PFAL-Grown Vegetables Are Neither Tasty Nor Nutritious; Most PFALs Are Not Making a Profit; Land Price is Too High; Water Consumption for Irrigation Is too High; PFALs Can Only Produce Leafy Greens-Minor Vegetables-Economically; Towards a Sustainable PFAL; Requirements for a Sustainable PFAL; Factors Affecting the Sustainability of PFALs; Positive aspects affecting environmental, resource, social, and economic sustainability; Factors to be solved to improve sustainability Similarities Between the Earth, Space Farms, Autonomous Cities, and PFALsConclusion; References; Chapter 3: PFAL Business and R&D in the World: Current Status and Perspectives; Introduction; Japan; Brief History and Current Status of PFAL Business; Research and Development; Public Service; Taiwan; Status of PFAL in Taiwan; PFAL Expo in Taiwan; PFAL Research; Cost comparison of PFALs; Spectra of LEDs used in PFALs; Wireless sensor networks in PFALs; Ion-selective sensors for nutrient detection; Nondestructive plant growth measurement system; Business Models of PFALs in Taiwan; Conclusions KoreaPFAL Industry, a Commitment to the Future; Research and Technical Development; Private Companies and Farms in the PFAL Business; Achievements and Challenges; China; Development of PFAL in China; Case Study of Typical PFALs; PFALs in the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences; PFAL of Beijing Kingpeng International Hi-Tech Corporation; Plant factory of Zhejiang University; PFAL with LED in Shouguang; Research Projects on Plant Factories in China; North America; History; Contribution of Space Science; Current Status and Future Prospective; Europe (England, The Netherlands, and Others)
Responsibility: edited by Toyoki Kozai, Genhua Niu, Michiko Takagaki.

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Plant Factory: An Indoor Vertical Farming System for Efficient Quality Food Production provides information on a field that is helping to offset the threats that unusual weather and shortages of land and natural resources bring to the food supply. As alternative options are needed to ensure adequate and efficient production of food, this book represents the only available resource to take a practical approach to the planning, design, and implementation of plant factory (PF) practices to yield food crops. The PF systems described in this book are based on a plant production system with artificial (electric) lights and include case studies providing lessons learned and best practices from both industrial and crop specific programs. With insights into the economics as well as the science of PF programs, this book is ideal for those in academic as well as industrial settings.

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