process control

The need for Process Control in next-generation Aquaponic Systems

In chemical engineering, processes are procedures encompassing mechanical, chemical, physical, electrical and biological steps to create a product from one or more substances. Decades of research and development have led to detailed knowledge of processes that shape our world today: from sawing off a piece of metal, to creating carbon nanotubes, everything that is industrially produced today comes from sets of very specific and controlled steps (i.e. process control (PC)).

Aquaponics -being an emerging field that deals with live organisms that can often be poorly understood-, can benefit from systematic engineering approaches found in process and chemical engineering disciplines. These approaches generally entitle breaking out a large process (a full aquaponic system in this case) into smaller sub-processes that can be studied both in isolation and in interaction with others. Read more

COST Meeting Gran Canaria

All four Developonics members attended the Aquaponic Hubs 3rd Management Committee meeting in Gran Canaria that was held from 22nd to 24th of April 2015. The meeting can be considered very productive; especially as several agreements have been made to press ahead with respect to jointly publishing papers in the field of aquaponics. All of us are currently involved in preparing at least one manuscript on European basis. We are looking forward to sharing the results on this site.

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