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Evaluation of the PrO2-021 oxygen delivery system in a side-by-side comparison of recirculating aquaponics systems

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2016
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A priority of the aquaponics industry is increasing sustainable production yields on a large scale. In partnership with Morning Star Fishermen and Greener Planet Solutions, I conducted a side-by-side experimental comparison of two backyard-sized aquaponics systems with an equal biomass composed of tilapia, lettuce, and kale. One system received supplemental dissolved oxygen using Greener Planet Solutions’ PrO2-021 Oxygen Delivery System while the control system received no supplemental oxygen treatment. The systems were monitored for a period of three months. At the conclusion of the experiment, I found the biomass of all the observed plants species to be significantly higher in the supplemental oxygen system than in the control system, while the difference in fish growth between the systems was found to be nonsignificant (4.44g/cm vs. 4.62g/cm respectively).
Title: Evaluation of the PrO2-021 oxygen delivery system in a side-by-side comparison of recirculating aquaponics systems.
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Name(s): Roth, David
Moore, Jon
Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Thesis
Date Created: Spring 2016
Date Issued: 2016
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Florida
Physical Form: pdf
Extent: 45 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: A priority of the aquaponics industry is increasing sustainable production yields on a large scale. In partnership with Morning Star Fishermen and Greener Planet Solutions, I conducted a side-by-side experimental comparison of two backyard-sized aquaponics systems with an equal biomass composed of tilapia, lettuce, and kale. One system received supplemental dissolved oxygen using Greener Planet Solutions’ PrO2-021 Oxygen Delivery System while the control system received no supplemental oxygen treatment. The systems were monitored for a period of three months. At the conclusion of the experiment, I found the biomass of all the observed plants species to be significantly higher in the supplemental oxygen system than in the control system, while the difference in fish growth between the systems was found to be nonsignificant (4.44g/cm vs. 4.62g/cm respectively).
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Note(s): Includes bibliography.
Thesis (B.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, 2016.
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