Opportunities and Challenges of Multi-Loop Aquaponic Systems

Simon Goddek

Research output: Thesisinternal PhD, WUAcademic

Abstract

Climate change requires new and innovative agricultural approaches to food security, especially in countries facing water scarcity. In this context, aquaponics could constitute a partial solution to tackle this issue. Traditional designs for one-loop aquaponic systems comprise of both aquaculture and hydroponics units between which water recirculates. This approach requires to make trade-offs between both subsystems in terms of pH, temperature, nutrient concentrations, etc. The results of this thesis show that multi-loop aquaponics, however, has the potential to constitute a major step towards making aquaponic food production systems economically viable.  

LanguageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Wageningen University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Verreth, Johan, Promotor
  • Keesman, Karel, Co-promotor
  • Würtz, S., Co-promotor, External person
Award date24 Oct 2017
Place of PublicationWageningen
Publisher
Print ISBNs9789463431729
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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aquaponics
water shortages
food production
food security
hydroponics
aquaculture
production technology
nutrient content
climate change
temperature
water

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Goddek, Simon. / Opportunities and Challenges of Multi-Loop Aquaponic Systems. Wageningen : Wageningen University, 2017. 171 p.
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Research output: Thesisinternal PhD, WUAcademic

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