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Title: A Small Scale Aquaponic System: Proof of Concept
Authors: Chapman, Gabriela "Gabby"
Advisors: El-Gabry, Lamyaa
Department: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Class Year: 2021
Abstract: This project aims to explore the efficiency of small-scale aquaponics systems through a design-based approach. After doing a large amount of research on the precise balance between the three biological components of the system, fish, plants, and bacteria, various design constraints were imposed to limit the scope and practicality of the project. The emphasis in the design process was to seek final approval from IACUC and LAR to demonstrate a realistic and implementable system. After deciding on a media bed system design, principles from fluid mechanics were employed to calculate predicted flow rates and losses in the system. An implementation plan was presented for the rest of the building and assembly process, as well as suggestions for how to verify the design efficiency through experimental results.
Type of Material: Princeton University Senior Theses
Language: en
Appears in Collections:Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 1924-2021

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