Application of controlled thermonuclear reactor fusion energy for food production

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Food and energy shortages in many parts of the world in the past two years raise an immediate need for the evaluation of energy input in food production. The present paper investigates systematically (1) the energy requirement for food production, and (2) the provision of controlled thermonuclear fusion energy for major energy intensive sectors of food manufacturing. Among all the items of energy input to the ''food industry,'' fertilizers, water for irrigation, food processing industries, such as beet sugar refinery and dough making and single cell protein manufacturing, have been chosen for study in detail. A controlled thermonuclear power reactor ... continued below

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Dang, V.D. & Steinberg, M. June 1, 1975.

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Food and energy shortages in many parts of the world in the past two years raise an immediate need for the evaluation of energy input in food production. The present paper investigates systematically (1) the energy requirement for food production, and (2) the provision of controlled thermonuclear fusion energy for major energy intensive sectors of food manufacturing. Among all the items of energy input to the ''food industry,'' fertilizers, water for irrigation, food processing industries, such as beet sugar refinery and dough making and single cell protein manufacturing, have been chosen for study in detail. A controlled thermonuclear power reactor was used to provide electrical and thermal energy for all these processes. Conceptual design of the application of controlled thermonuclear power, water and air for methanol and ammonia synthesis and single cell protein production is presented. Economic analysis shows that these processes can be competitive. (auth)

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  • 68. annual meeting of American Institute of Chemical Engineering, Los Angeles, California, USA, 16 Nov 1975

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  • Report No.: BNL--20286
  • Report No.: CONF-751107--7
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  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 4175971
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc865312

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Dang, V.D. & Steinberg, M. Application of controlled thermonuclear reactor fusion energy for food production, article, June 1, 1975; Upton, New York. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc865312/: accessed December 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.