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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/243915
Title:
Portable Aquaponics
Author:
Cook, Sarah Ann; Lepage, Jonathan; Guzman, Maria
Issue Date:
May-2012
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Increasing demands on our natural resources require unique solutions. Our design combines an aquaculture subsystem with a hydroponics subsystem to maximize efficiency and fully utilize all resources with minimal waste and environmental impact. Current aquaponics designs use either rectangular raceways or circular tanks for the aquaculture subsystem. Circular tanks are very common and offer the advantage of efficient solid waste removal. Solids can be pushed down towards a center drain and flushed out of the system easily with rotational flow within the tank. Raceway designs are also used extensively and offer the advantage of better utilization of floor space. Our design brings these two configurations together by creating circular flow in 3 hydraulically separate units within one rectangular raceway. In this way, solids removal is maximized and floor space is utilized fully. Our system is also designed to be fully portable on a flatbed trailer so that it can be used as an education exhibit around the region.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.B.E.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Biosystems Engineering
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titlePortable Aquaponicsen_US
dc.creatorCook, Sarah Annen_US
dc.contributor.authorCook, Sarah Annen_US
dc.contributor.authorLepage, Jonathanen_US
dc.contributor.authorGuzman, Mariaen_US
dc.date.issued2012-05-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractIncreasing demands on our natural resources require unique solutions. Our design combines an aquaculture subsystem with a hydroponics subsystem to maximize efficiency and fully utilize all resources with minimal waste and environmental impact. Current aquaponics designs use either rectangular raceways or circular tanks for the aquaculture subsystem. Circular tanks are very common and offer the advantage of efficient solid waste removal. Solids can be pushed down towards a center drain and flushed out of the system easily with rotational flow within the tank. Raceway designs are also used extensively and offer the advantage of better utilization of floor space. Our design brings these two configurations together by creating circular flow in 3 hydraulically separate units within one rectangular raceway. In this way, solids removal is maximized and floor space is utilized fully. Our system is also designed to be fully portable on a flatbed trailer so that it can be used as an education exhibit around the region.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.S.B.E.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineBiosystems Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
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