Biological control systems: Aquaponics
Aquaponics is a symbiotic method of cultivating food which combines conventional aquaculture (aquatic animal breeding, i.e. fish etc.) with hydroponics (aquatic plant breeding). This combination allows for a sustainable production of proteins and vegetables. Optimising production is challenging, as we do not yet know the effects of many components on the quality and quantity of the end product.
In aquaponics systems, there is a connection between the growth rate and the quality of the vegetables. This connection is being mapped out so it can be used as a setting parameter for the control system.
The direct questions came from Duurzame Kost:
Urs Wyder, Ernst de Reeder, Jos Hakkenes (Duurzame Kost) en dr. O. Haenen (HAN/WUR)
February through July 2020