The Sustainability of Tilapia Aquaponics: A Case Study

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dc.contributor.author Frost, Allie
dc.contributor.advisor Alfaro, Jose
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-13T18:03:42Z
dc.date.available NO_RESTRICTION en_US
dc.date.available 2020-02-13T18:03:42Z
dc.date.issued 2019-12
dc.date.submitted 2019-12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/153787
dc.description.abstract As circular economy systems gain popularity with the environmental movement, the combination of raising fish (aquaculture) and growing crops outside of soil (hydroponics) appeals to many, especially in low-resource areas. But how environmentally friendly is it really, especially when compared to other farming technologies? This study aims to measure the energy, water, and nutrient inputs of an aquaponics system over a growing season and compare those numbers to plant and fish biomass outputs. Then, the data is compared to traditional farming and hydroponics technologies to determine which has the best input to output ratios in each category. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject hydroponics en_US
dc.subject aquaculture en_US
dc.subject aquaponics en_US
dc.title The Sustainability of Tilapia Aquaponics: A Case Study en_US
dc.type Practicum en_US
dc.description.thesisdegreename Master of Science en_US
dc.description.thesisdegreediscipline School for Environment and Sustainability en_US
dc.description.thesisdegreegrantor University of Michigan en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Keoleian, Greg
dc.identifier.uniqname frostaw en_US
dc.description.bitstreamurl https://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/153787/1/Frost_Allie_Practicum.pdf
dc.owningcollname Dissertations and Theses (Ph.D. and Master's)
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