POWER PLANT WASTE WARMS HOTHOUSES (Dec, 1930)

POWER PLANT WASTE WARMS HOTHOUSES

Large power plants warm great quantities of water in their steam condenser systems. Ordinarily this heat is wasted by allowing the warm water to flow back into the river. Those in charge of the city power station for Berlin, Germany, have found a way to utilize this heat by pumping the warm water through heating coils in a large hothouse built next the power plant. Large crops of hothouse vegetables, including the cucumbers used to make dill pickles, have been successfully grown.

This new utilization of waste heat may soon be tried out for similar purposes in the United States.

2 comments
  1. Stephen says: August 2, 20126:25 am

    Now called combined heat and power, and a very big deal in some places. The difficulty always seems to me that the need for the heat varies according to the time of year. Scot though I am, just now I don’t need any heating at all.

  2. Hirudinea says: August 2, 20121:13 pm

    Well the Manatees in Florida like the heat year round.

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