Hydroponic Technologies

Carmelo Maucieri, Carlo Nicoletto, Erik Van Os, Dieter Anseeuw, Robin Van Havermaet, Ranka Junge

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Hydroponics is a method to grow crops without soil, and as such, these systems are added to aquaculture components to create aquaponics systems. Thus, together with the recirculating aquaculture system (RAS), hydroponic production forms a key part of the aqua-agricultural system of aquaponics. Many different existing hydroponic technologies can be applied when designing aquaponics systems. This depends on the environmental and financial circumstances, the type of crop that is cultivated and the available space. This chapter provides an overview of different hydroponic types, including substrates, nutrients and nutrient solutions, and disinfection methods of the recirculating nutrient solutions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAquaponics Food Production Systems
Subtitle of host publicationCombined Aquaculture and Hydroponic Production Technologies for the Future
EditorsSimon Goddek, Alyssa Joyce, Benz Kotzen, Gavin M. Burnell
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
ISBN (Electronic)9783030159436
ISBN (Print)9783030159429
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jun 2019


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