Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-22093
Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Strategic points in aquaponics
Authors: Junge, Ranka
König, Bettina
Villarroel, Morris
Komives, Tamas
Jijakli, M.
et. al: No
DOI: 10.3390/w9030182
10.21256/zhaw-22093
Published in: Water
Volume(Issue): 9
Issue: 3
Page(s): 182
Issue Date: 3-Mar-2017
Publisher / Ed. Institution: MDPI
ISSN: 2073-4441
Language: English
Subjects: Aquaponics; Challenges; Bacteria; Sustainability
Subject (DDC): 639.8: Aquaculture
Abstract: Global environmental, social and economic challenges drive the need for new and improved solutions for food production and consumption. Food production within a sustainability corridor requires innovations exceeding traditional paradigms, acknowledging the complexity arising from sustainability. However, there is a lack of knowledge about how to direct further activities, to develop technologies as potential solutions for questions related to climate change, loss of soil fertility and biodiversity, scarcity of resources, and shortage of drinking water. One approach that promises to address these problems is controlled environment agriculture. Aquaponics (AP) combines two technologies: recirculation aquaculture systems (RAS) and hydroponics (plant production in water, without soil) in a closed-loop system. One challenge to the development of this technology is the conversion of the toxic ammonium produced by the fish into nitrate, via bacteria in a biofilter, to provide nitrogen to the plants. However, as this Special Issue shows, there are many other challenges that need to be addressed if the goal of the technology is to contribute to more sustainable food production systems.
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/22093
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY 4.0: Attribution 4.0 International
Departement: Life Sciences and Facility Management
Organisational Unit: Institute of Natural Resource Sciences (IUNR)
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