Search for dissertations about: "hydroponics thesis"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 6 swedish dissertations containing the words hydroponics thesis.

  1. 1. Treatment of domestic wastewater using microbiological processes and hydroponics in Sweden

    Author : Anna Norström; Gunnel Dalhammar; Jörgen Hanaeus; KTH; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Microbiology; biological; hydroponics; microbial composition; nitrogen; organic matter; phosphorus; small scale; theoretical energy requirements; wastewater treatment.; Mikrobiologi; Microbiology; Mikrobiologi;

    Abstract : Conventional end-of-pipe solutions for wastewater treatment have been criticized from a sustainable view-point, in particular regarding recycling of nutrients. The integration of hydroponic cultivation into a wastewater treatment system has been proposed as an ecological alternative, where nutrients can be removed from the wastewater through plant uptake; however, cultivation of plants in a temperate climate, such as Sweden, implies that additional energy is needed during the colder and darker period. READ MORE

  2. 2. Wild plants can improve their rhizosphere chemistry in acid soils

    Author : Marion Schöttelndreier; Biologiska institutionen; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Växtekologi; Plant ecology; wild plants.; time pattern; soil heterogeneity; rhizotrons; rhizosphere; pH; oxalic acid; nutrient availability; malic acid; hydroponics; citric acid; 14C; biodegradation; acid soils; aluminium toxicity; Soil Science; agricultural hydrology; Lantbrukshydrologi; marklära; Plant biochemistry; Växtbiokemi;

    Abstract : Growth conditions on acid soils may be hampered by low nutrient availability and phytotoxic Al (aluminium) concentrations. In this thesis I present my studies on adaptation mechanisms of wild plants to acid soils in the close root environment, the rhizosphere. READ MORE

  3. 3. Microalgae for Phosphorus Removal from Wastewater in a Nordic Climate

    Author : Karin Larsdotter; Gunnel Dalhammar; Jörgen Hanaeus; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; assimilation; hydroponics; light; microalgae; nitrogen; phosphorus; plants; precipitation; wastewater treatment; Bioengineering; Bioteknik;

    Abstract : As part of a research project aiming to develop and evaluate a hydroponic system for wastewater treatment in Sweden, extended nutrient removal by microalgae was tested. The hydroponic/microalgal wastewater treatment system was built in a greenhouse in order to improve growth conditions for plants and algae. READ MORE

  4. 4. Arsenic accumulation in plants for food and phytoremediation : Influence by external factors

    Author : Claes Bergqvist; Maria Greger; Sylvia Lindberg; Lena Ma; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Arsenic; accumulation; availability; distribution; habitat; phy-toremediation; rhizosphere; redox potential; speciation; växtfysiologi; Plant Physiology;

    Abstract : Arsenic (As) appears in the environment as various As species, which may vary in plant uptake and toxicity. Moreover, As exposure may vary between habitat due to availability and speciation, both of which are influenced by redox potential. To decrease As uptake, addition of silicate may be a tool. READ MORE

  5. 5. Phytoremediation of mercury by terrestrial plants

    Author : Yaodong Wang; Maria Greger; Lena Kautsky; Douglas Godbold; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; phytoremediation; phytoextraction; phytostabilization; bioavailability; willow; Hg; Plant physiology; Växtfysiologi;

    Abstract : Mercury (Hg) pollution is a global environmental problem. Numerous Hg-contaminated sites exist in the world and new techniques for remediation are urgently needed. READ MORE