Comparative analysis of Aquaponics and Hydroponic systems Cover Image

Сравнителен анализ на „Аквапоник“ и „Хидропоник“ системи
Comparative analysis of Aquaponics and Hydroponic systems

Author(s): Vilma Petkova, Kristina Krusteva
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Economy, Education, National Economy, Agriculture, Energy and Environmental Studies, Higher Education , Human Resources in Economy
Published by: Нов български университет
Keywords: Hydroponic; Aquaponic; nutrients circulates; ecology

Summary/Abstract: This article presents an analysis of the Aquaponics and Hydroponic systems. The principles of action have been known since the Middle Ages, but in present times they have developed due to an increase in the planet’s population, food and water scarcity, arable land, and environmental pollution. The Hydroponic system is groundless cultivation of food crops, mainly vegetables in a controlled environment. In Aquaponic system the nutrients circulates while combining the life cycle of suitable plants and aquatic fishes. This ensures the functioning of a system that resembles the circles of biogenic chemical elements in nature. Both systems are highly efficient and ecological cleaning, making them particularly suitable for use in urban environments.

  • Issue Year: 5/2019
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 31-43
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Bulgarian