Gas-fueled CHP delivers heat, CO2 for greenhouses Consulting-Specifying Engineer Which method is used depends on many factors such as the type of plants, the time of the year, the surface area of the greenhouse, and the capacity of the heat storage…
Gas-driven CHP and CO2 production in greenhouses
Green plants fuel their growth by absorbing carbon dioxide from the air and water from the ground, which they synthesize into complex hydrocarbon molecules such as glucose. Energy from sunlight energizes the synthesis. Commercial greenhouses frequently deploy additional illumination from scientifically chosen angles, and use LEDs to supplement natural light with a tailored light-spectrum that promotes plant growth. The synthesis of hydrocarbons is known as photosynthesis, and the basic equation of this photochemical reaction is as follows:
6CO2 + 6H2 O → C6 H12O6 + 6O2
sunlight glucose oxygen
Extra CO2 to augment the level inside the greenhouse can be sourced in a number of ways, including exhaust gases from heating and, less frequently, the administration of pure CO2 purchased commercially.