Opportunities and Challenges of Multi-Loop Aquaponic Systems

Simon Goddek

Research output: Thesisinternal PhD, WU


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.  

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


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