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Author Anpo, Masakazu, 1946- author

Title Plant factory using artificial light : adapting to environmental disruption and clues to agricultural innovation / Masakazu Anpo, Hirokazu Fukada, Teruo Wada
Edition First edition
Published Amsterdam : Elsevier, [2019]
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Contents Front Cover; Plant Factory using Artificial Light: Adapting to Environmental Disruption and Clues to Agricultural Innovation; Copyright; Contents; Contributors; Introduction: Artificial Light-Type Plant Factories-Outline and a Vision for the Future; Part I: Efficient and Effective Vegetable Cultivation Technologies to Enhance Productivity and Quality; Section A: Fundamentals and Practices of Cultivation Technology; Chapter 1.1: Theory and Technology to Control the Nutrient Solution of Hydroponics; 1.1.1. Introduction; 1.1.2. Nutrient Solution-Control System
1.1.3. Calculating Nutrient Uptake by Plants1.1.3.1. Principle of Yamazaki Formula in the Nutrient Solutions; Application of Yamazaki's Method to Closed Hydroponic System; 1.1.4. Management of Nutrient Concentration; 1.1.5. Calculation Method for Adjusting the Nutrient Composition; 1.1.6. Adjustment of pH; 1.1.7. Conclusions and Prospects; References; Chapter 1.2: Cultivation Technology for Vegetable and Herb Production; 1.2.1. Introduction; 1.2.2. Cultivation Technique; Raising Seedling; Cultivation; Harvest
1.2.3. Expected Functionality of Vegetables and Herbs1.2.3.1. Definition of Functionality; Nitrate Ion; Number of Viable Microorganisms on Plant Surface; Functional Ingredients of Plants; 1.2.4. Technology to Increase the Content of Functional Ingredients; Promotion of Synthesis of Functional Ingredients by Stress; Technology to Increase the Content of Functional Components; 1.2.5. Current Issues and Prospects for the Future; Current Issues; Future Prospects; References Plant Factory1.4.2.2. Plant Analysis; 1.4.3. Results; Anthocyanin Accumulation in Red Lettuce; Shelf Life of Products Grown in a Plant Factory; Taste of Vertical Farming Products; Nutrient Content of Vertical Farming Products; 1.4.4. Discussions and Conclusions; Acknowledgments; References; Section B: Advanced Technologies for Control of Plant Growth; Chapter 2.1: Nature and Source of Light for Plant Factory; 2.1.1. Introduction; 2.1.2. General Concepts and Properties of Electromagnetic Radiation; 2.1.3. Measurement of Light
Chapter 1.3: Characteristics of Vegetable Growing in Plant Factories and Technical Issues1.3.1. Value of Plant Factory Vegetables; Color; Crisp Texture; Scent; Taste; Image; 1.3.2. Safety; 1.3.3. Technical Issues and R Solving Problems Associated With the Use of LED Light Sources; Issues Associated With Air Conditioning; Technology to Enhance Taste and Safety; 1.3.4. Conclusion; References; Chapter 1.4: Postharvest Quality of Leafy Greens Growing in a Plant Factory; 1.4.1. Introduction; 1.4.2. Materials and Methods
Summary Plant Factory Using Artificial Light: Adapting to Environmental Disruption and Clues to Agricultural Innovation features interdisciplinary scientific advances as well as cutting-edge technologies applicable to plant growth in plant factories using artificial light. The book details the implementation of photocatalytic methods that ensure the safe and sustainable production of vegetables at low cost and on a commercial scale, regardless of adverse natural or manmade influences such as global warming, climate change, pollution, or other potentially damaging circumstances. Plant Factory Using Artificial Light is an essential resource for academic and industry researchers in chemistry, chemical/mechanical/materials engineering, chemistry, agriculture, and life/environmental/food sciences concerned with plant factories
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed October 18, 2018)
Subject Artificial light gardening
Food crops -- Harvesting
Sustainable agriculture
Artificial light gardening.
Sustainable agriculture.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Agriculture -- General.
Form Electronic book
Author Fukuda, Hirokazu, author
Wada, Teruo, author
ISBN 0128139749 (electronic bk.)
9780128139745 (electronic bk.)