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Holographic Aquaculture
Author(s): Richard Ian; Elisabeth King
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Paper Abstract

Proposed is an exploratory study to verify the feasibility of an inexpensive micro-climate control system for both marine and freshwater pond and tank aquaculture, offering good control over water temperature, incident light flux, and bandwidth, combined with good energy efficiency. The proposed control system utilizes some familiar components of passive solar design, together with a new holographic glazing system which is currently being developed by, and proprietary to Advanced Environmental Research Group (AERG). The use of solar algae ponds and tanks to warm and purify water for fish and attached macroscopic marine algae culture is an ancient and effective technique, but limited seasonally and geographically by the availability of sunlight. Holographic Diffracting Structures (HDSs) can be made which passively track, accept and/or reject sunlight from a wide range of altitude and azimuth angles, and redirect and distribute light energy as desired (either directly or indirectly over water surface in an enclosed, insulated structure), effectively increasing insolation values by accepting sunlight which would not otherwise enter the structure.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 January 1988
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0673, Holography Applications, (15 January 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.939108
Show Author Affiliations
Richard Ian, Advanced Environmental Research Group (United States)
Elisabeth King, Advanced Environmental Research Group (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0673:
Holography Applications
Jingtang Ke; Ryszard J. Pryputniewicz, Editor(s)

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