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Special Issue on Aquaponics

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A special issue with 12 articles on aquaponics Water is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Aquaponics is an emerging method of local food production worldwide, using closed integrated production systems to grow vegetables and fish in a variety of contexts, including urban environments. It may be defined as an integrated, quasi closed-loop, multi-trophic food production system, comprising a recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) and a hydroponic unit, ensuring high levels of water reuse and nutrient recycling.

Aquaponics is typically a multidisciplinary topic, covering several domains, such as aquaculture (fish feed, fish health, fish yield, fish wellbeing, sludge waste, sludge mineralization, sludge reuse, etc.), hydroponics (plant yield and growth, plant nutrition, plant nutrition through sludge recirculation, plant protection, etc.), water (water quality, water waste, water recirculation, etc.), microbiology (biological properties, microbiota characterization, population dynamic, quorum sensing, etc.), engineering for industrial and domestic uses (elaboration of production systems, sizing, modelling, monitoring of the systems, monitoring of water and water quality, automation, etc.).

A successful development of aquaponics could insure, in the next decades, a substantial part of human food while having a neutral impact on the environment. The aim of this Special Issue is, therefore, to summarize and disseminate recent scientific findings in aquaponics. A special attention will be paid to scientific progress leading to the development of a sustainable production system.

Prof. Dr. M. Haïssam Jijakli
Guest Editor

 full issue.  http://www.mdpi.com/journal/water/special_issues/aquaponics/download

1.  Strategic Points in Aquaponics

2.  Commercial Aquaponics Approaching the European Market: To Consumers’ Perceptions of Aquaponics Products in Europe

3.   Influence of UV Treatment on the Food Safety Status of a Model Aquaponic System

4.   Nutrients and Energy Balance Analysis for a Conceptual Model of a Three Loops off Grid, Aquaponics

5.   Tomato Productivity and Quality in Aquaponics: Comparison of Three Hydroponic Methods

6.   Potential for Combined Biocontrol Activity against Fungal Fish and Plant Pathogens by Bacterial Isolates from a Model Aquaponic System

7.   Survey of Aquaponics in Europe

8.   Lettuce (Lactuca sativaL. var. Sucrine) Growth Performance in Complemented Aquaponic Solution Outperforms Hydroponics

9.   Evaluation of Dicentrarchus labraxMeats and the Vegetable Quality of Beta vulgarisvar. ciclaFarmed in Freshwater and Saltwater Aquaponic Systems

10.  Navigating towards Decoupled Aquaponic Systems: A System Dynamics Design Approach

11. Fish Welfare in Aquaponic Systems: Its Relation to Water Quality with an Emphasis on Feed and Faeces—A Review

12.  The Development of Sustainable Saltwater-Based Food Production Systems: A Review of Established and Novel Concepts

 

 

Enjoy 

cheers

 

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Hi Ande,

Excellent find, although I have seen a number of these publications already.

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8 hours ago, phri said:

Hi Ande,

Excellent find, although I have seen a number of these publications already.

Hi phri

I had read a few of them myself, but it's a good collection of peer-reviewed articles on aquaponics.

There is also this aquaculture series, 4 articles on "Taxonomy of Means and Ends in Aquaculture Production" that you might find useful, from MDPI

http://www.mdpi.com/search?q=Taxonomy+of+Means+and+Ends+in+Aquaculture+Production&authors=&journal=water&article_type=&search=Search

 

enjoy

cheers

 

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Good collection, Ande..but to me it all appears to be half-cooked stories.  What am I missing?

For example, #5, how could academia make statements like those without comparing the yield results of aquaponics sand culture systems aka iAVs.  I couldnt observe mention of Mark anywhere as well.  What do you think?

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Hi vkn

See the heading : Tomato Productivity and Quality in Aquaponics: Comparison of Three Hydroponic Methods

The study does not include any kind of media growing methods

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6 hours ago, ande said:

Hi vkn

See the heading : Tomato Productivity and Quality in Aquaponics: Comparison of Three Hydroponic Methods

The study does not include any kind of media growing methods

cheers

Ande, not really.  Clearly they are not aware that sand culture in aquaponics exists.  It has been a vital growing system ever since hydroponics came into existence.

"The only paper we are aware of is by Lennard and Leonard [15] compares floating rafts, gravel beds, and NFT for growing lettuce in AP and found that NFT produced significantly less biomass and removed the nutrients from fish water less efficiently than the other two systems."  

Reference #15: Lennard, W.A.; Leonard, B.V. A comparison of three different hydroponic sub-systems (gravel bed, floating and nutrient film technique) in an Aquaponic test system. Aquac. Int. 2006, 14, 539–550. [Google Scholar] [CrossRef]

References are also made to the works of Rakocy, Adler, Savidov, etc., but they missed this.  "McMurtry, M.R., et al. 1990. Sand culture of vegetables using recirculating aquacultural effluents. Applied Agricultural Research. Vol. 5, No. 4. (Fall). p.280.284."

Over to you.

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Hi again vkn

Wether they are familiar with IAVS or not, I wouldn't know ? They are clearly familiar with media beds, as a HP method. 

However, I don't think media beds are used in commercial settings, in tomato production, in Europe ?

If so, it would most probably be with LECA (Light Expanded Clay Aggregate) in the media beds.

My guess is, that they didn't find media beds relevant, in their tomato yield study ?

The study presented here compares tomato yield, morphological (external) and biochemical (internal) fruit quality, and overall tomato plant vitality from three different HP systems (nutrient film technique, drip irrigation system, and floating raft culture) and examines the distribution of nutrients in different parts of the tomato plant. Three replicate AP systems were set up, each incorporating the three different HP systems coupled with a separate recirculating aquaculture unit growing Nile tilapia.

IMO it would be odd to mention/refer to IAVS/MarkMcM in this context  

It would be cool if you had the opportunity to set up a study like that :thumbsu: after all you are the only commercial IAVS operator around that I know of 

cheers

 

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Not only in this article, none of the listed ones has a reference to Mark's works.  Doesn't it look something strange?  Or could be ongoing academic turf war?  Somehow I felt the need to point it out..just seems a bit myopic to me.

Setting up a study like that or should be better.. coming soon from a couple of universities and private initiatives in India who also believed in what we have been doing.  If you do have a question, “But what about when….," I have no clue, Ande.  I can only wish and hope people, the new aquaponics adapters, get what is right and it is sustainable.  Cheers!

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On 22.6.2018 at 2:46 AM, vkn said:

Not only in this article, none of the listed ones has a reference to Mark's works.  Doesn't it look something strange?  Or could be ongoing academic turf war?  Somehow I felt the need to point it out..just seems a bit myopic to me.

Hi vkn

Well, I would have found it strange, if there indeed was references to Mark's works, when it's not relevant in the specific studies.

I don't understand your point ?

cheers

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I am closed to debate on this subject, Ande.  Sorry, nothing more to add for now please.  Have a nice weekend!

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On 22.6.2018 at 2:46 AM, vkn said:

Not only in this article, none of the listed ones has a reference to Mark's works.  Doesn't it look something strange?  Or could be ongoing academic turf war?  Somehow I felt the need to point it out..just seems a bit myopic to me.

Setting up a study like that or should be better.. coming soon from a couple of universities and private initiatives in India who also believed in what we have been doing.  If you do have a question, “But what about when….," I have no clue, Ande.  I can only wish and hope people, the new aquaponics adapters, get what is right and it is sustainable.  Cheers!

What strikes me as strange is that, after all that Mark has done for you, you still fail to communicate anything worthwhile about your work with iAVS...unless someone pays you.

If you truly "wish and hope people, the new aquaponics adapters, get what is right and it is sustainable" you might try ensuring that they get accurate information in the Indian context...instead of just vegetable pictures.

On 23.6.2018 at 1:57 PM, ande said:

Hi vkn

Well, I would have found it strange, if there indeed was references to Mark's works, when it's not relevant in the specific studies.

I don't understand your point ?

cheers

Nor do I.  It appears to be another self-serving attempt on VKN's part to insert himself into the conversation.

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Changed the word porn to picture as it was misinterpreted (see edit history)

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