Urban Algae-fueled Aquaponics: The Food, Energy, Water Nexus in Atlanta

Fall 2016
Spring 2017
Steven Van Ginkel
CEE 4699

The goal of the research is to determine how to make urban aquaponics netzero in terms of water, energy and materials such that it is affordable to the masses.  Once we get our prototype under construction, we will research clever ways to improve the efficiency of the system by using waste urban water, nutrient and heat resources as well as high-tech additions such as photovoltaics, sensors, and algae photobioreactors.  We plan to work with and empower the community to grow their own food and to improve food system resiliency. 

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