In this blog post we will shortly present our cooperation with the Algen company and the students of the Biotechnical Faculty and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana in the project financed by the Slovene Human Resources Development and Scholarship Fund. 

 

Experimental aquaponic systems


The leading forces of the project were two members of our team, Gašper Jeršin and Kevin Hartman. As a result of this project we are now also joined by a new active member of the team, Katja Guček


We worked on the research and development of different options of integrating aquaponics and algal technologies. With a further development of the digital control system and research on the bacterial community of the biofilter, the project also built on and extended the previous project.


Aquaponic gravelbed


An important added value of the project was the design and construction of 2 new aquaponics pilot systems which enabled the optimal and concurrent execution of all planned activities. The systems are a good example of low-budget but still effective aquaponics design, as they were constructed mostly from left-over materials at the faculty and our equipment from previous projects. The pilot systems are situated in a greenhouse at the Biotechnical Faculty of the University of Ljubljana.


Bellow you can find a short presentation of some results of the project which were presented at an international conference:

 

For participation at the conference we prepared an article, about mineralization in aquaponics and the possibilities of algae integration.
 

Check out the attached photos to see more pictures from the project.


 
 
 
 
 
 


* Operacijo delno financira Evropska unija, in sicer iz Evropskega socialnega sklada. Operacija se izvaja v okviru Operativnega programa razvoja človeških virov za obdobje 2007–2013, 1. razvojne prioritete: Spodbujanje podjetništva in prilagodljivosti ter prednostne usmeritve 1.3 Štipendijske sheme.