Aquaponics Food Production Systems, 1st ed. 2019
Combined Aquaculture and Hydroponic Production Technologies for the Future

Coordinators: Goddek Simon, Joyce Alyssa, Kotzen Benz, Burnell Gavin M.

Language: Anglais

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This open access book, written by world experts in aquaponics and related technologies, provides the authoritative and comprehensive overview of the key aquaculture and hydroponic and other integrated systems, socio-economic and environmental aspects. Aquaponic systems, which combine aquaculture and vegetable food production offer alternative technology solutions for a world that is increasingly under stress through population growth, urbanisation, water shortages, land and soil degradation, environmental pollution, world hunger and climate change. 

PART 1: FRAMEWORK CONDITIONS IN A RESOURCE LIMITED WORLD

1: Aquaponics and Global Food Challenges

2: Aquaponics: closing the cycle on limited water, land and nutrient resources

3: Recirculating Aquaculture Technology

4: Hydroponic Technology

 

PART 2: SPECIFIC AQUAPONIC TECHNOLOGY

5: Aquaponics: The Basics

6: Bacterial Relationships in Aquaponics: New Research Directions

7: Coupled Aquaponic Systems

8: Decoupled Aquaponic Systems

9: Nutrient Cycling

10: Aerobic & Anaerobic Treatments for Aquaponic Sludge Reduction and Mineralisation

11: Systems Modelling

12: Aquaponics: Alternative Types and Approaches

 

PART 3: PERSPECTIVE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

13: Fish Diets in Aquaponics

14: Plant Pathogens and Control Strategies in Aquaponics

15: Smarthoods: Aquaponics Integrated Microgrids

16: Aquaponics for the Anthropocene: Towards a 'sustainable first' Agenda

 

PART 4: MANAGEMENT & MARKETING

17: Insight into Risk in Aquatic Animal Health in Aquaponics

18: Commercial Aquaponics - A Long Road Ahead

19: Aquaponics: The Ugly Duckling in Organic Regulation

20: Regulatory Frameworks for Aquaponics within the EU

21: Aquaponics in the Built Environment

 

PART 5: AQUAPONICS AND EDUCATION

22: Aquaponics as an Educational Tool

23: Opportunities and challenges in using aquaponics among young people at school - a Danish perspective

24: Aquaponics and Social Enterprise

Simon Goddek - Simon is an expert in the field of multi-loop aquaponics systems and an ecopreneur. In 2014, Simon started his PhD in the faculty of environmental engineering at the University of Iceland, completing it in the group Biobased Chemistry & Technology at Wageningen University (The Netherlands). At the time of publication, he is a postdoc in the same group, where he is involved in several projects in Europe (i.e. CITYFOOD) and Africa (e.g. desertfoods Namibia). His research focus in aquaponics includes numerical system simulation and modeling, decoupled multi-loop aquaponics systems, and anaerobic mineralization solutions. 

Alyssa Joyce - Alyssa is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Marine Sciences (aquaculture) at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. In her group, several researchers are focused on the role of bacterial relationships in nutrient bioavailability and pathogen control in aquaponics systems. She was one of the Swedish representatives to the EU COST Network on aquaponics, and is a partner in the CITYFOOD project developing aquaponics technology in urban environments. 

Benz Kotzen- Benz is an Associate Professor and Head of Research and Enterprise in the School of Design, University of Greenwich, London and a consultant landscape architect. He runs the rooftop Aquaponics Lab at the University.  He developed and was Chair of the EU Aquaponics Hub, whose remit was to raise the state of the art of aquaponics in the EU and facilitate collaborative aquaponics research. Urban agriculture including vertical aquaponic systems and growing exotic vegetables aquaponically and drylands restoration are key fields of research. 

Gavin Burnell - Gavin is an Emeritus Professor at the Aquaculture and Fisheries Development Centre, University College Cork, Ireland and President of the European Aquaculture Society (2018 - 2020).  He has been researching and promoting the concept of ma

Provides an up to date scientific overview of aquaponics

Broadens its understanding, current developments and trends

Clarifies the difference between one-, dual-, and multi-loop aquaponics systems

Discusses framework conditions, technology, perspectives for sustainable development,

management and education

Written by an international authorship from five continents