Arctic Vegetable Production Facility

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Title: Arctic Vegetable Production Facility
Author: Chan, Roc; Kapoor, Pragya; Li, Bernard; Sachar, Rashi
Abstract: This paper introduces the design of a prototype for a vegetable production facility in the arctic settlement Arviat, Nunavut, Canada, with a population of 1,899. Design considerations include adaptation to extreme Arctic weather, usage of renewable energy source, and providing a profitable solution at a competitive vegetable selling price. The final design comprises of a greenhouse driven by two wind turbines with the implementation of an aeroponic production method that yields 300 tomatoes per week. The estimated capital cost is approximately $101,000 with an expected maximum and minimum payback period of 27 and 5 years respectively.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10214/1630
Date: 2007


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