Plant Factory using Artificial Light - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128139738

Plant Factory using Artificial Light

1st Edition

Adapting to Environmental Disruption and Clues to Agricultural Innovation

Editors: Masakazu Anpo Hirokazu Fukuda Teruo Wada
Paperback ISBN: 9780128139738
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st October 2018
Page Count: 412
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Artificial Light-type Plant Factory: Adapting to Environmental Disruption features new advances in science and cutting-edge technologies that ensure the safe and secure production of vegetables in a sustainable, environmentally-friendly, low cost way that is also commercially scalable. The book provides scientists and researchers in academia and industry with valuable discussions on the environment, food, energy and natural resources. Advances include tactics that can be used to ensure a safe and stable supply of food, regardless of adverse or disruptive natural or manmade influences, such as global warming, climate change, pollution or other potentially damaging circumstance.

Key Features

  • Provides a multidisciplinary approach of various new and advanced technologies developed through the integration of different fields
  • Features solutions that reduce electric-energy costs in plant factories, including how to use LED more efficiently
  • Pays special attention to commercial scale operation
  • Written by experts in diverse fields, and from different countries
  • Covers a unique combination of proven and practical methods and new innovations


(Graduate) students, scientists and researchers in academia and industry in Chemical, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Chemistry, Agriculture, Life Science, Environment Science, and Food Science

Table of Contents

1. Fundamentals and Practices of Cultivation Technology
2. Advanced Technologies for Control of Plant Growth
3. Safety, Security and Nutritional Assessment of Vegetables
4. Advanced Engineering Technologies
5. Technology Fusion and Novel Development using IT Technologies
6. Introduction of the Most Advanced Technologies
7. Various Approaches to Spreading and Expanding Plant Factories
8. Current Situation in the World
9. Conclusions and prospective


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About the Editor

Masakazu Anpo

Professor Masakazu Anpo is presently the Advisor to the President (ex-Vice President and Executive Director) of Osaka Prefecture University, and the Director of the R&D Center for Plant Factory and Ecology Research Institute of the university. He is a pioneer in the research study of photochemical reactions on solid surfaces including catalysts, and has published the first book in this field, “Photocatalysis” in 1988. The book, “Photochemistry on Solid Surfaces”, was published in 1989 from Elsevier. Dr. Anpo has received 7 awards including the award of Japan Photochemical Society, Catalysis Society of Japan, Chemical Society of Japan, and the Ministry of Education of Japan, etc. He has published 497 original papers and citation is over 18,000 times. He served as the editorial boards of numerous international journals and is Editor-in-Chief of the international journal, “Research on Chemical Intermediates” (Springer). His current research topics deal with the design of highly efficient visible-light-responsive TiO2 thin film photocatalysts and their application as well as the design of highly active single-site transition metal oxide catalysts within the framework of zeolites and meso-porous materials as photocatalysts for better and safe environment. His dream is the establishment of solar chemistry as a new environmentally-friendly science and technology, especially, he has a dream in the hybridization of artificial photosynthesis and natural photosynthesis.

Affiliations and Expertise

Osaka Prefecture University (OPU), Osaka, Japan

Hirokazu Fukuda

Affiliations and Expertise

Osaka Prefecture University (OPU), Osaka, Japan

Teruo Wada

Affiliations and Expertise

Osaka Prefecture University (OPU), Osaka, Japan

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