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Economic Feasibility of Utilizing Waste~ Water Heat in Commercial Greenhouses in North Dakota

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dc.contributor.author Vreugdenhil, Harvey
dc.contributor.author Mittleider, John F.
dc.rights North Dakota State University en
dc.title Economic Feasibility of Utilizing Waste~ Water Heat in Commercial Greenhouses in North Dakota en
dc.type Article en
dc.source ND Farm Research: Vol. 41, No.5, p. 19-22 en
dc.description A large percentage of the fresh vegetables and floral products purchased in North Dakota are imported into the state. Dramatic increases in energy and transportation costs in recent years have resulted in large price increases for fresh vegetables and floral products at the retail level. These changes created a need to access alternative strategies in the production of horticultural commodities for North Dakota consumption. Free energy from waste does not come without cost as there are incremental costs associated with delivery systems and the usage of waste heat. If vegetables were the sole commodity produced by greenhouses powered by waste water energy if was deemed unprofitable.Potted planted, flowers and bedding plants would need to be added into plant rotation for it to remain feasible. The estimated return of investment for a two acre greenhouse are relatively low as compared with other alternate, potential investments. en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-28T02:28:37Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-28T02:28:37Z
dc.date.issued 2009-07-28T02:28:37Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10365/5552
dc.date 1984 en
dc.subject Economics en
dc.subject Greenhouses en
dc.subject Energy resources

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