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The Sustainable Agriculture team is addressing malnutrition through aquaponics. Aquaponics is a soil-free farming method that reduces growing periods and water consumption by 90% compared to traditional methods. The Sustainable Agriculture team works alongside its clients, Youth with a Mission and Trans World Radio, to develop and implement universal and scalable aquaponics prototypes. This year, the team designed and constructed nine working prototypes for a sensitivity analysis. The team also constructed two unique airlift pumps to create alternatives for their clients. They also produced a digital system monitor for tracking temperature, pH, and dissolved oxygen in the aquaponics prototypes for our clients at Youth with a Mission.
Funding for this work provided by The Collaboratory for Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research.
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Gehenio, Cassie P.; Matanguihan, Miggy; Rosengrant, Josh R.; Wong, Jacob; Dean, Jacob T.; Heckman, Madalyn A.; Tiday, Gabriel J.; Wu, Aleesa; and Lockwood, Michelle L., "Sustainable Agriculture" (2022). 2022 Collaboratory/Engineering Symposium. 4.