An investigation of aquaponics using brackish water resources in the Negev Desert
Kotzen, Benz and Appelbaum, Samuel (2010) An investigation of aquaponics using brackish water resources in the Negev Desert. Journal of Applied Aquaculture, 22 (4). pp. 297-320. ISSN 1545-0805 (electronic), 1045-4438 (paper) (doi:10.1080/10454438.2010.527571)Full text not available from this repository.
An aquaponics system using the brackish waters of the Negev (conductivity approximately 4500 μS/cm) is described. Tilapia sp. were grown with a variety of vegetables, herbs and other plants within three systems within an aquaculture hothouse: a brackish water floating raft system, a brackish water gravel system and a fresh water floating raft system. Water quality remained adequate within all systems for plant growth and fish health. Growth rates for fish were low, averaging about 1.4g/day. Standing stock of fish at harvest was 12.5 kg/m3. Plants required the addition of iron chelate to contend with chlorosis and some macro and micro nutrients seem to have been in short supply.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||aquaponics, hydroponics, aquaculture, brackish water, Negev Desert|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences|
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
S Agriculture > SH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Architecture, Design & Construction|
School of Architecture, Design & Construction > Department of Landscape & Garden Design
|Last Modified:||27 Feb 2012 15:25|
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